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einkorn

[ahyn-kawrn] /ˈaɪn kɔrn/
noun
1.
a wheat, Triticum monococcum, having a one-grained spikelet, grown as a forage crop in Europe and Asia.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < German, equivalent to ein one + Korn grain
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  • In terms of crops, they grew einkorn and emmer wheat, both ancient wheat varieties.
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einkorn

/ˈaɪnˌkɔːn/
noun
1.
a variety of wheat, Triticum monococcum, of Greece and SW Asia, having pale red kernels, and cultivated in hilly regions as grain for horses
Word Origin
C20: from German, literally: one kernel
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