Definition of “flour” - English Dictionary

“flour” in British English

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flournoun [ U ]

uk /flaʊər/ us /ˈflaʊ.ɚ/

B1 powder made from grain, especially wheat, used for making bread, cakes, pasta, pastry, etc.

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Examples

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and raisins in a bowl.
  • To make the pastry, sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  • Thicken the sauce with a little flour.
  • I buy unbleached flour from the local health food store.
  • Gently work the butter into the flour until there are no lumps left.

flourverb [ T ]

uk /flaʊər/ us /ˈflaʊ.ɚ/

(Definition of “flour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“flour” in American English

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flournoun [ U ]

us /flɑʊər/

powder made from grain, esp. wheat, used for making bread, cakes, pasta, pastry, etc.:

wheat/rye flour
three cups of flour

flourverb [ T ]

us /flɑʊər/

to put a thin layer of flour on something:

Flour the board, then roll out the dough.

(Definition of “flour” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)