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emmer

[em-er] /ˈɛm ər/
noun
1.
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
1905-1910
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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Examples for emmer
  • 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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emmer

/ˈɛmə/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C20: from German; related to Old High German amari spelt
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Word Origin and History for emmer
n.

species of wheat, 1908, from German Emmer, variant of Amelkorn, from amel "starch," from Latin amylum (see amyl).

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