- a fine, powdery substance, or meal, produced by grinding and sifting grain, esp. wheat, or any of various edible roots, nuts, etc.
- any finely powdered substance
Origin of flourMiddle English (see flower): a figurative, figuratively use as “best, prime” in “flour of wheat,” after French fleur de farine, literally , flower of meal
- to put flour in or on
- to make into flour