One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Flour or meal made of cereal grains, nuts, or starchy roots.
- ‘The growing and processing of manioc into cassava bread and farina was once a major subsistence activity, but now wheat bread is widely available from local bakeries.’
- ‘Fold into the farina mixture and mix well to form a smooth dough.’
- ‘In a mixing bowl, combine the potatoes together with the butter, flour, farina, egg yolk, salt, and nutmeg to form a dough.’
- ‘Heads of rich purple flowers, coated on the outside of the blooms and down the stem with mealy white farina, distinguish this easily grown primula.’
- ‘In another bowl, combine the bread, sour cream, flour, and farina.’
- ‘Cassava is grown for its starchy tubers, which are most often used to prepare farina or flour, and it is the primary source of carbohydrates in sub-Saharan Africa.’
- 1.1archaic count noun A powdery substance.
Late Middle English: from Latin, from far ‘corn’.
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