Flour Definition

flouər, flour
floured, flours
A fine, powdery substance, or meal, produced by grinding and sifting grain, esp. wheat, or any of various edible roots, nuts, etc.
Webster's New World
Any finely powdered substance.
Webster's New World
A soft, fine powder.
American Heritage

(US standard of identity) The food made by grinding and bolting cleaned wheat (not durum or red durum) until it meets specified levels of fineness, dryness, and freedom from bran and germ, also containing any of: certain enzymes, ascorbic acid, and certain bleaching agents.

To put flour in or on.
Webster's New World
To make into flour.
Webster's New World

Origin of Flour

  • Spelled (until c.1830) and meaning "flower" in the sense of flour being the "finest portion of ground grain" (cf. French fleur de farine, fine fleur). For more see flower.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English flower, best of anything, flour flower

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The U.S. standard of identity comes from 21CFR137.105.

    From Wiktionary

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