• (British) IPA: /ˈflaʊə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈflaʊɚ/

flour (uncountable)

  1. Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, or other foodstuffs such as soybeans and potatoes, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.
  2. (US standard of identity) The food made by grinding and bolting cleaned wheat (not durum or red durum) until it meets specified levels of fineness, dryness and freedom from bran and germ, also containing any of certain enzymes, ascorbic acid and certain bleaching agents.
  3. Powder of other material.
    wood flour, produced by sanding wood
    mustard flour
  4. Obsolete form of flower#English|flower.
    that nobody is wished to see my dead body. & that no murnurs walk behind me at my funeral. & that no flours be planted on my grave. — Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: мука́

flour (flours, present participle flouring; past and past participle floured)

  1. (transitive) To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.
  2. (transitive) To reduce to flour.
  3. (intransitive) To break up into fine globules of mercury in the amalgamation process.

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