emmer

[em-er]
noun
a wheat, Triticum turgidum dicoccon, having a two-grained spikelet, grown as a forage crop in Europe, Asia, and the western U.S.
Also called two-grained spelt.


Origin:
1905–10; < German; Middle High German emer, Old High German amari, by-form of amar(o) (> German Amelkorn emmer); cf. yellowhammer

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emmer (ˈɛmə)
 
n
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
 
[C20: from German; related to Old High German amari spelt]

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emmer
species of wheat, 1908, from Ger. emmer, from O.H.G. amer.
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Example sentences
The discovered grains are mostly six-rowed barley and emmer wheat.
In terms of crops, they grew einkorn and emmer wheat, both ancient wheat varieties.
Herbicide response polymorphisms in wild emmer wheat: ecological and isozyme correlations.
Emmer said the department is unable to recover all of the costs involved in monitoring offenders.
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