Flour vs Shortbread - What's the difference?

flour | shortbread |


As nouns the difference between flour and shortbread

is that flour is powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry while shortbread is a type of biscuit (cookie), popular in britain, traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour.

As a verb flour

is to apply flour to something; to cover with flour.

flour

English

Alternative forms

* flower (obsolete)

Noun

(wikipedia flour) (en-noun)
  • Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains, especially wheat, and used to bake bread, cakes, and pastry.
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  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=Everything a living animal could do to destroy and to desecrate bed and walls had been done. […]  A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.}}
  • and certain bleaching agents.
  • Powder of other material.
  • wood flour , produced by sanding wood
    mustard flour
  • that nobody is wished to see my dead body. & that no murnurs walk behind me at my funeral. & that no flours be planted on my grave.'' — Thomas Hardy, ''The Mayor of Casterbridge .

    Synonyms

    * smeddum, plain flour, wheat flour, white flour

    Derived terms

    * self-raising flour, self-rising flour

    See also

    * bran * farina * meal * smeddum

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To apply flour to something; to cover with flour.
  • Anagrams

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    shortbread

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia shortbread)
  • A type of biscuit (cookie), popular in Britain, traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour
  • Anagrams

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