durum-wheat

durum wheat

[door-uhm, dyoor-]
noun
a wheat, Triticum turgidum, the grain of which yields flour used in making pasta.
Also called durum, macaroni wheat.


Origin:
1905–10; < Neo-Latin, the earlier specific epithet. See dure1

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durum wheat

noun
wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America [syn: durum
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