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Noun: starches  staa(r)-chiz
  1. Foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
Noun: starch  staa(r)ch
  1. A complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants, notably in corn, potatoes, wheat, and rice; an important foodstuff and used otherwise especially in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles
    - amylum
     
  2. A commercial preparation of starch that is used to stiffen textile fabrics in laundering
     
  3. A stiff, formal manner; formality
Verb: starch  staa(r)ch
  1. Stiffen with starch
    "starch clothes"

Type of: food product, foodstuff, formulation, polyose, polysaccharide, preparation, stiffen

Encyclopedia: Starches

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