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Monday, February 21



Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Late Latin, 1640s


Consisting of or containing starch.

Examples of Farinaceous in a sentence

"Marianne finds farinaceous foods rather comforting."

"Risotto is my favorite farinaceous dish."

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About Farinaceous

This word comes from the Late Latin “farinaceus,” originally from the Latin “farina,” meaning "flour, meal."

Did you Know?

When asked to name farinaceous (starchy) foods, most people will likely rattle off a list including pasta, rice, polenta, or even gnocchi. But there are farinaceous vegetables, such as potatoes, peas, corn, squash, and yams. There are also starchy fruits, including plantains, figs, prunes, and raisins.

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