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durum wheat

[doo r-uh m, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər əm, ˈdyʊər-/
a wheat, Triticum turgidum, the grain of which yields flour used in making pasta.
Also called durum, macaroni wheat.
1905-10; < New Latin, the earlier specific epithet. See dure1 Unabridged
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durum wheat

(species Triticum durum), hard wheat (q.v.) producing a glutenous flour. The purified middlings of durum wheat are known as semolina, used for pasta products

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