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English definition of “flour”

flour

noun [U]  /flɑʊər/ us  
powder made from grain, esp. wheat, used for making bread, cakes, pasta, pastry, etc.: wheat/rye flour three cups of flour

flour

verb [T]  /flɑʊər/ us  
to put a thin layer of flour on something: Flour the board, then roll out the dough.
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