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Flour \Flour\ (flour), n. [F. fleur de farine the flower (i.e., the best) of meal, cf. Sp. flor de la harina superfine flour, Icel. fl["u]r flower, flour. See Flower.] The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard.
Flour bolt, in milling, a gauze-covered, revolving, cylindrical frame or reel, for sifting the flour from the refuse contained in the meal yielded by the stones.
Flour box a tin box for scattering flour; a dredging box.
Flour dredge or Flour dredger, a flour box.
Flour dresser, a mashine for sorting and distributing flour according to grades of fineness.
Flour mill, a mill for grinding and sifting flour.
Flour \Flour\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Floured; p. pr. & vb. n. Flouring.]
To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat.
To sprinkle with flour.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"finer portion of ground grain," mid-13c., from flower (n.), and maintaining its older spelling, on the notion of flour as the "finest part" of meal, perhaps as the flower is the finest part of the plant or the fairest plant of the field (compare French fleur de farine), as distinguished from the coarser parts ( meal (n.2)). Old French flor also meant both "a flower, blossom" and "meal, fine flour." The English word also was spelled flower until flour became the accepted form c.1830 to end confusion. Flour-knave "miller's helper" is from c.1300.
"to sprinkle with flour," 1650s, from flour (n.). Meaning "convert (wheat) into flour" is from 1828. Related: Floured; flouring.
n. powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry. vb. To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.
n. fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
v. cover with flour; "flour fish or meat before frying it"
convert grain into flour
Flour is a powder made by grinding uncooked cereal grains or other seeds or roots (like cassava). It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate supplies of flour a major economic and political issue at various times throughout history. Wheat flour is one of the most important ingredients in Oceanic, European, South American, North American, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African cultures, and is the defining ingredient in their styles of breads and pastries.
While wheat is the most common base for flour, maize flour has been important in Mesoamerican cuisine since ancient times and remains a staple in the Americas. Rye flour is a constituent of bread in central Europe.
'''Flour '''is an American band. Flour is the nickname of Minneapolis musicianPete Conway who wrote songs and played bass guitar in the bands Rifle Sport and Breaking Circus until the mid-1980s. He released four solo albums on Touch and Go Records from 1988 to 1994 on which he plays most of the instruments himself. Flour toured as a live band twice with a lineup that featured ex- Big Black guitarist Steve Albini on bass and former Breaking Circus percussionist Todd Trainer on drums before they went on to form the band Shellac. Flour's solo recordings feature the drum machine sound characteristic of Big Black and toyed with by many other independent rock bands in the Midwest during that time period. Flour's third solo album Machinery Hill was described by Allmusics Richard Foss as "an oddball masterpiece of grinding guitar, fluid bass, hammering drums, and very creative ideas".
In the mid-1990s, Conway was part of an all-bass trio, called Brits Out of America, along with Dana Cochrane of Mickey Finn, Amy Larson of Strumpet, and Ben Ivascu of Polica, STNNNG, Marijuana Deathsquads, etc.
Flour is a common food ingredient made from wheat, rice, or other starchy sources.
Flour may also refer to:
- Flour (band), a musical project of Minneapolis musician Pete Conway
- Flour (album), an album by Australian band Screamfeeder
- Wood flour, wood pulverized until it is of the consistency of flour
- Flour Lake, a lake in Minnesota
Usage examples of "flour".
Bay, sitting next to a fire, holding a royal warrant from King Charles I and waiting for the Assiniboine and Cree to bring in a fresh pile of beaver pelts he could benevolently exchange for a few barrels of flour and sugar.
Their life was rougher than it had been, for they had now to subsist entirely upon the spoils of the chase, and bread made of ground acorns and beechnuts, mixed with a very small portion of flour.
Pollen proved no trouble for the bees, either, if they needed it, for flour has long been fed to bees as a pollen substitute, and plenty of old bread and cake lay in the garbage cans.
Sultana and raisin jars were thoroughly shaken and stirred, and the flour bins raked with a fork.
But bitterweed was something the shelters kept, right along with the tea, the salt, and the flour.
What with that and flour dust even the blindest cop would have little difficulty in buttoning me on to the crime.
Put the remaining onion into a stew pan, with a tablespoonful of butter, a half-tablespoonful of flour, and after it boils up once, add a half-cup of milk, a teaspoonful of parsley, salt and pepper, boil up again, pour over onions and serve.
The instant it boils add quickly one and one-half cups of sifted pastry flour.
When mixed with flour, and spread on linen, or leather, it has long been a simple remedy for bringing boils to maturity.
Sacred terraced basket bowls for medicine flour or meal, carried by chief priests of sacred dancers.
The brakeman and then the engineer went down like suddenly dropped sacks of flour.
His cruising grounds were the West India Islands, and his merchandise was flour and corn meal ground at the Brandywine Mills at Wilmington, Delaware.
The branny portion of a kernel of wheat consists of various nutritive elements, with more than five times the amount of phosphate of lime contained in fine bolted flour.
But like all whole-grain breads, the strong taste of unrefined flour obscures the more delicate flavors I am after.
The principal forms in which starch comes upon our tables are meals and flours, and the various breads, cakes, mushes, and puddings made out of these.