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winter wheat

wheat that is planted in the autumn to be harvested in the spring or early summer.
Origin of winter wheat
1665-75 Unabridged
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  • In northern and southwest areas, winter wheat harvests could shrink due to shifting seasons and less rain when it is needed.
  • Harvest time was behind him then, the corn and soybeans taken in, the winter wheat planted.
  • Prices for winter wheat are soaring because of export controls and bad weather in certain parts of the country.
British Dictionary definitions for winter wheat

winter wheat

a type of wheat that is planted in the autumn and is harvested the following summer
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