Flour etymology


English word flour comes from Latin flora, Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁s-, English defloration (The act of deflowering.)

Etymology of flour

Detailed word origin of flour

Dictionary entry Language Definition
flora Latin (lat)
*bʰleh₁s- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
defloration English (en) The act of deflowering.
*bʰleh₃-s Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*flōs Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Flower, blossom.
flos Latin (lat) (figuratively) an ornament or embellishment. (figuratively) the best kind or part of something. (figuratively) the prime; best state of things. Flower, blossom.
flur Norman (nrf)
flor Old French (fro) Flower.
flour Anglo-Norman (xno)
floure Middle English (enm) Flower.
flower English (en) (rare) Something that flows, such as a river. (intransitive) To come off as flowers by sublimation.. (intransitive) To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.. (intransitive) To put forth blooms.. (intransitive) To reach a state of full development or achievement. (botany) A reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), often conspicuously colourful and typically including sepals, [...]
flour English (en) (intransitive) To break up into fine globules of mercury in the amalgamation process.. (transitive) To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.. (transitive) To reduce to flour. (US, _, standard of identity) The food made by grinding and bolting cleaned wheat (not durum or red durum) until it meets specified levels of fineness, dryness, and freedom from bran and germ, also containing [...]

Words with the same origin as flour

Descendants of flora