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Starch vs. Farina

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  • Starch (noun)

    A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

  • Starch (noun)

    Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods.

  • Starch (noun)

    A stiff, formal manner; formality.

  • Starch (noun)

    Any of various starch-like substances used as a laundry stiffener

  • Starch (verb)

    To apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface.

    "She starched her blouses."

  • Starch (adjective)

    Stiff; precise; rigid.

  • Farina (noun)

    A fine flour or meal made from cereal grains or from the starch or fecula of vegetables, extracted by various processes, and used in cookery.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Starch (adjective)

    Stiff; precise; rigid.

  • Starch (noun)

    A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.

  • Starch (noun)

    Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality.

  • Starch

    To stiffen with starch.

  • Farina (noun)

    A fine flour or meal made from cereal grains or from the starch or fecula of vegetables, extracted by various processes, and used in cookery.

  • Farina (noun)

    Pollen.

Webster Dictionary
  • Starch (noun)

    a complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles

  • Starch (verb)

    stiffen with starch;

    "starch clothes"

  • Farina (noun)

    fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat; often used as a cooked cereal or in puddings

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