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Starch

Pronunciation: stärcht
a.1.Stiff; precise; rigid.
n.1.(Chem.) A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.
2.Fig.: A stiff, formal manner; formality.
Starch hyacinth
(Bot.) the grape hyacinth; - so called because the flowers have the smell of boiled starch. See under Grape.
v. t.1.To stiffen with starch.
[imp. & p. p. Starched (stärcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Starching.]
Noun1.starch - 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
Synonyms: amylum
Verb1.starch - stiffen with starch; "starch clothes"

another name for carbohydrate, one of the three main nutrients in food.

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