Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Starch; any form of starch obtained as a sediment by washing in water the comminuted roots, grains, or other parts of plants. See starch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The nutritious part of wheat; starch or farina; -- called also amylaceous fecula.
  • noun The green matter of plants; chlorophyll.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Starchy sediment extracted from plants, especially those which are used as food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun excreta (especially of insects)

Etymologies

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From Latin faecula, diminutive of faex ("residue, dregs").

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