all-purpose flour

all-purpose flour
: flour made from a blend of hard or soft wheats suitable for all cookery except the finest cakes

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all-purpose flour UK US noun [uncountable] american
plain flour
Thesaurus: rice, wheat and grain productshyponym types of food or drinkhypernym

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ˌall-purpose ˈflour 7 [all-purpose flour] (NAmE) (BrE ˌplain ˈflour) noun uncountable
flour that does not contain ↑baking powder
See also:plain flour

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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