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[fuh-ree-nuh] /fəˈri nə/

flour or meal made from cereal grains and cooked as cereal, used in puddings, soups, etc.
Chiefly British. starch, especially potato starch.
flour or meal made from any kind of cereal grain
(mainly Brit) starch, esp prepared from potato flour

1707, from Latin farina “ground wheat, flour, meal,” from far (genitive farris) “grits, spelt, a kind of grain” (see barley).


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