from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling flour.
  • adj. Covered in flour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or resembling flour; mealy; covered with flour.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of flowery.
  • Consisting of or resembling flour; covered with flour: as, your coat is floury.

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

  • adj. resembling flour in fine powdery texture


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  • Flip the dough over, so the bottom, also floury, is now on top.


  • The potatoes turned out to be what the Irish call "floury", and began to dissolve in the boiling water.

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  • It tastes kind of floury, like boxed mashed potatoes.

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  • • High-starch potatoes, also called "floury" potatoes, generally have coarse, corky skin and a dry texture (due to lower levels of moisture). :

  • Trevor and Emily glanced at me, then down at my floury path.

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  • Enough for 4leftover roast pork 180gcarrots 180ggalangal or ginger a large lump to give 4 tsp gratedmayonnaise 150mllime ½coriander leaves optionalreserved fat and skin from the roast floury or seedy baps or soft rolls 4Using two forks, tear the pork into thin shreds, then place in a bowl.

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  • Then, as you are about to come full circle, an arch selling St John's custard-filled doughnuts or perhaps blackberry jam is more your thing, dark rye loaves and floury white loaves.

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  • I'm astounded to discover there's no clear consensus as to whether a floury or a waxy potato is preferable for this dish.

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  • I make one version as per her recipe, using both breadcrumbs and egg, and one with just breadcrumbs; both are utterly delicious, and much less heavy than my previous efforts, but those with egg are much wetter and more difficult to shape which is presumably why she suggests shaping them with floury hands, and, if I'm nitpicking, have a slightly gloopy texture.

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  • The floury versions are deliciously fluffy and well browned, but, when parboiled, more like a mashed potato cake than a rösti.

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