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."
Popularity Over Time
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.