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1    a powder, which may be either fine or coarse, prepared by sifting and grinding the meal of a grass, esp. wheat  
2    any finely powdered substance  
3    tr   to make (grain) into flour  
4    tr   to dredge or sprinkle (food or cooking utensils) with flour  
5    (of mercury) to break into fine particles on the surface of a metal rather than amalgamating, or to produce such an effect on (a metal). The effect is caused by impurities, esp. sulphur  
     (C13 flur finer portion of meal, flower)  
  floury      adj  

flour mite  
      n   any of several mites that infest flour and other stored organic materials and may be a serious pest; some may cause itching in persons handling infected material  
flour moth  
      n   a pyralid moth, Ephestia Kuehniella, the larvae of which are an important pest of flour mills and granaries  
graham flour  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   unbolted wheat flour ground from whole-wheat grain, similar to whole-wheat flour  
plain flour  
      n   flour to which no raising agent has been added  
rock flour  
      n   very finely powdered rock, produced when rocks are ground together (as along the faces of a moving fault or during the motion of glaciers) and are thus chemically unweathered  
white flour  
      n   flour that consists substantially of the starchy endosperm of wheat, most of the bran and the germ having been removed by the milling process  
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