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triticale

[trit-i-key-lee] /ˌtrɪt ɪˈkeɪ li/
noun
1.
a hybrid produced by crossing wheat, Triticum aestivum, and rye, Secale cereale.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Neo-Latin Triti(cum) wheat + (Se)cale rye
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  • Tests for resistance to the bird cherry-oat aphid were conducted among four wheat and eight triticale lines.
  • triticale grains are larger than ry e and smaller than wheat and are more digestible than rye.
  • triticale has a wide adaptability to drought conditions.
  • Although the future is always uncertain, triticale is being given a careful look to determine if it can aid producers.
  • Select improved forage lines from segregating winter triticale populations.
  • triticale seed: note the seed's wrinkled appearance.
  • Foliar fertilization in bread wheat and hexaploid triticale.
  • Three papers that summarize our results have been published, and another series of tests with triticale are nearly completed.
  • Agronomic performance and protein content of fall-planted triticale, wheat, and rye.
  • Genetic studies of aluminum tolerance in wheat and triticale are showing that more than one gene is present.
British Dictionary definitions for triticale

triticale

/ˌtrɪtɪˈkɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
a fertile hybrid cereal, a cross between wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale), produced by polyploidy
Word Origin
C20: from Tritic(um) + (Sec)ale
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Word Origin and History for triticale
n.

hybrid cereal grass, 1952, from Modern Latin Triti(cum) "wheat" (literally "grain for threshing," from tritus, past participle of terere "to rub, thresh, grind") + (Se)cale "rye."

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