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flour

  
  ( flours    plural & 3rd person present)   ( flouring    present participle)   ( floured    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-mass   Flour is a white or brown powder that is made by grinding grain. It is used to make bread, cakes, and pastry.  
2       verb   If you flour cooking equipment or food, you cover it with flour.  
Lightly flour a rolling pin...      V n  
Remove the dough from the bowl and put it on a floured surface.      V-ed  


plain flour     
Plain flour is flour that does not make cakes and biscuits rise when they are cooked because it has no chemicals added to it.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use all-purpose flour     
self-raising flour     
Self-raising flour is flour that makes cakes rise when they are cooked because it has chemicals added to it.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, use self-rising flour     
self-rising flour     
Self-rising flour is flour that makes cakes rise when they are cooked because it has chemicals added to it.  
  (AM)      n-uncount  
in BRIT, use self-raising flour     
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