Definition for FAR'IN, or FA-RI'NA

FAR'IN, or FA-RI'NA, n. [L. farina, meal.]

  1. In botany, the pollen, fine dust or powder, contained in the anthers of plants, and which is supposed to fall on the stigma, and fructify the plant.
  2. In chemistry, starch or fecula, one of the proximate principles of vegetables. Fossil farina, a variety of carbonate of lime, in thin white crusts, light as cotton, and easily reducible to powder. Cleaveland.

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