Emmer



[em-er] /ˈɛm ər/

noun
1.
a wheat, Triticum turgidum dicoccon, having a two-grained spikelet, grown as a forage crop in Europe, Asia, and the western U.S.
/ˈɛmə/
noun
1.
a variety of wheat, Triticum dicoccum, grown in mountainous parts of Europe as a cereal crop and for livestock food: thought to be an ancestor of many other varieties of wheat
n.

species of wheat, 1908, from German Emmer, variant of Amelkorn, from amel “starch,” from Latin amylum (see amyl).

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