- producing farina
- full of meal; mealy
- Biol. producing or covered with a powderlike substance
Origin of farinoseLate Latin farinosus
Covered with mealy dust or powder: a farinose calyx.
Origin of farinoseLate Latin farīnōsus mealy from Latin farīna farina ; see farina .
(comparative more farinose, superlative most farinose)
- Yielding or related to farina; as, farinose substances.
- (botany, zoology) Covered with a sort of white, mealy powder, as the leaves of some poplars, and the body of certain insects; mealy.
Borrowed from Late Latin farīnōsus, from Latin farīna.