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emmer (n.)

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

updated on January 06, 2013

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Definitions of emmer from WordNet

emmer (n.)
hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germany; in United States as stock feed;
Synonyms: starch wheat / two-grain spelt / Triticum dicoccum
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