Definition of farina in English:


Pronunciation /fəˈriːnə//fəˈrʌɪnə/


mass noun
  • 1Flour or meal made of cereal grains, nuts, or starchy roots.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fold into the farina mixture and mix well to form a smooth dough.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In another bowl, combine the bread, sour cream, flour, and farina.’
    • ‘In a mixing bowl, combine the potatoes together with the butter, flour, farina, egg yolk, salt, and nutmeg to form a dough.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1archaic count noun A powdery substance.


Late Middle English: from Latin, from far ‘corn’.