Flour meaning

flouər, flour
Any finely powdered substance.
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To make into flour.
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To put flour in or on.
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To cover or coat with flour.
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A soft, fine powder.
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To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.
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Flour is defined as a fine powder or meal made from ground grain, roots, nuts and vegetables.

A fine powder used to make cakes and cookies and made from ground wheat is an example of flour.

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To flour means to sprinkle a thin powder (also called flour) onto a surface in order to prepare that surface and prevent sticking.

When you are making bread and you do not want it to stick to the counter, you spread a thin powder (made from ground grain) onto the counter; this act of spreading the powder is an example of how to flour the surface.

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A fine, powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a grain, especially wheat, used chiefly in baking.
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Any of various similar finely ground or powdered foodstuffs, as of cassava, chickpeas, or bananas.
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A fine, powdery substance, or meal, produced by grinding and sifting grain, esp. wheat, or any of various edible roots, nuts, etc.
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To make into flour.
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Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.
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(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.
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Powder of other material.

Wood flour, produced by sanding wood.

Mustard flour.

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Origin of flour

  • Middle English flower, best of anything, flour flower

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

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary