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FLOUR, n. originally flower; L. flos, floris, from floreo, to flourish.
The edible part of corn; meal. In the United States, the modern practice is to make a distinction between flour and meal; the word flour being more usually applied to the finer part of meal, separated from the bran, as wheat flour, rye flour. This is a just and useful distinction.
1. To grind and bolt; to convert into flour. Wheat used formerly to be sent to market; but now great quantities of it are floured in the interior country.
2. To sprinkle with flour.
FLOUR'ED, pp. Converted into flour; sprinkled with flour.
FLOUR'ING, ppr. Converting into flour; sprinkling with flour.
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