Etymology
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powdery (adj.)

"of the nature or consistency of powder," early 15c., poudri, from powder (n.) + -y (2).

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Definitions of powdery

powdery (adj.)
consisting of fine particles;
powdery snow
Synonyms: powdered / pulverized / pulverised / small-grained / fine-grained
powdery (adj.)
as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder;
a powdery blue
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