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durum wheat

[doo r-uh m, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər əm, ˈdyʊər-/
noun
1.
a wheat, Triticum turgidum, the grain of which yields flour used in making pasta.
Also called durum, macaroni wheat.
Origin of durum wheat
1905-1910
1905-10; < New Latin, the earlier specific epithet. See dure1
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  • Cultivation of durum wheat has been almost completely abandoned because of its low yield.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • What is durum wheat flour, and how does it differ from other flour?

  • Virtually all wheat grown in the country is a hard red winter wheat of good quality, somewhat softer than durum wheat.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Macaroni Flour is made from durum wheat, according to Saunders a variety of hard, spring wheat.

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