Definition of floury in English:



  • 1Of, resembling, or covered with flour.

    ‘Maggie wiped her floury hands on her apron’
    • ‘There are two fresh pastas, a floury wooden tray of fettuccine and a metal one of ravioli sitting in a cold cabinet.’
    • ‘The floury glob hit a surprised Adam squarely in the face.’
    • ‘The chicken was tasty and well-cooked, leaving me to mix up concoctions of guacamole, sour cream, salsa and grated cheese in the warm, floury fajitas.’
    • ‘Marie hurried out into the main room, dusting her floury hands off on her apron as soon as Hoss' voice called her name.’
    • ‘‘Hello, Tale,’ Tamber wiped her brow with the back of her floury hands.’
    • ‘One hand wiped itself on her floury apron while its mate attempted to smooth the flyaways circling her face.’
    • ‘His quest for salvation could only be aided by her loving, floury hands, and her suburban lifestyle and conservatory existence would welcome a hip - swivelling injection of true rock and roll.’
    • ‘I smiled at her flashy red sundress she wore under her floury apron and the studs lining her ear lobes.’
    • ‘Skinny held two floury fingers to his forehead in a salute.’
    • ‘The bhajis were small, tasty and not too floury.’
    • ‘It came with a hunk of floury, earthy bread - my only complaint being the absence of butter, which I had to ask for.’
    fine, dry, fine-grained, powder-like, dusty, chalky, floury, mealy, sandy, crumbly, friable, granulated, granular
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  • 2(of a potato) having a soft, fluffy texture when cooked.

    • ‘Whatever happened to good old bacon and cabbage and floury spuds topped off with a lump of pure butter?’
    • ‘You will need floury potatoes such as King Edwards that break down during the cooking, and you may need to mash a few of them at the end to thicken the liquid into a sweet, soupy stew.’
    • ‘Its filling was light and puffy with cubes of tender ham and floury peas, both with an appealing sweetness to them.’
    • ‘So too was a chunky lamb chump chop with flageolet beans, skins still intact, but gloriously floury within, all mixed up with creamy goats' cheese and surrounded by rich brown rosemary gravy.’
    • ‘Achieving the perfect fluffy-centred, crispy-skinned potato starts with a large, floury tattie such as Cara, Desiree, Maris Piper, King Edward or Golden Wonder.’
    • ‘Renewed interest was kickstarted around 1994 with the introduction of new disease resistant Irish potatoes such as Colleen, a firm, floury potato.’
    • ‘Charlotte is creamy with a hint of sweetness that is good in salads, while Edzell Blue is very floury in texture with a deep flavour.’
    • ‘Good chips need the right potato: a dry, floury potato is what you're after.’
    • ‘The texture was slightly floury but tasty nonetheless.’
    • ‘The root is round, seldom larger and often smaller than a small carrot, grey outside and yellowish white within, with a mealy texture like a floury potato.’
    • ‘Maris Pipers are preferable, but other floury types such as Pentland Dell, Fianna or Record work well.’
    • ‘It is important to use good floury potatoes such as Agria.’
    • ‘The widespread availability of the floury spud, the British Queen, was also hailed yesterday.’
    • ‘The Yorkshire was superb, the vegetables flavoursome, the roast potatoes crunchy, fluffy and floury.’
    • ‘It was before frozen peas, Robbo, Professor Robertson, who taught me botany, perfected shipping of apples and freezing of peas so they don't go floury.’
    • ‘I'm always on the look out for new ways to prepare late-summer potatoes, which are usually varieties described on the bag as floury or all-purpose, most waxy varieties now being out of season.’
    • ‘As the new potatoes are less floury, they remain firm and distinct.’
    • ‘Put some potatoes, nice floury old ones rather than new, on to boil before you start to cook the pork.’
    • ‘We ordered new potatoes, but a single, huge floury potato appeared instead.’
    • ‘King Edwards, for example are a dry floury potato that will disintegrate around the edges when boiled, so makes excellent mash, roast and chips.’