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flour

noun [U] uk   /flaʊər/ us    /flaʊɚ/
B1 powder made from grain, especially wheat, used for making bread, cakes, pasta, pastry, etc.
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flour

verb [T] uk   /flaʊər/ us    /flaʊɚ/
to put flour on a surface to prevent food from sticking: Grease and flour the tins thoroughly.
Translations of “flour”
in Korean 밀가루…
in Arabic دَقيق, طَحين…
in French farine…
in Turkish un…
in Italian farina…
in Chinese (Traditional) (穀物磨成的)粉, (尤指)小麥粉…
in Russian мука…
in Polish mąka…
in Spanish harina…
in Portuguese farinha…
in German das Mehl…
in Catalan farina…
in Japanese 小麦粉…
in Chinese (Simplified) (谷物磨成的)粉, (尤指)小麦粉…
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