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.

  • Starch (noun)

    an odourless, tasteless white substance occurring widely in plant tissue and obtained chiefly from cereals and potatoes. It is a polysaccharide which functions as a carbohydrate store and is an important constituent of the human diet.

  • Starch (noun)

    food containing starch

    “they eat far too much starch”

  • Starch (noun)

    powder or spray made from starch and used before ironing to stiffen fabric or clothing

    “crisp linen, stiff with starch”

  • Starch (noun)

    stiffness of manner or character

    “the starch in her voice”

  • Starch (verb)

    stiffen (fabric or clothing) with starch

    “starch your collar to keep it straight and stiff”

  • Starch (verb)

    (of a boxer) defeat (an opponent) by a knockout

    “Ray Domenge starched Jeff Geddami in the first”

Oxford Dictionary

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