noun, often attributive \ˈhwēt, ˈwēt\

: a kind of grain that is used to make flour for breads, cookies, etc.

: bread that is made from wheat flour

Full Definition of WHEAT

:  a cereal grain that yields a fine white flour used chiefly in breads, baked goods (as cakes and crackers), and pastas (as macaroni or spaghetti), and is important in animal feeds
:  any of various Old World annual grasses (genus Triticum, especially T. aestivum and T. turgidum) of wide climatic adaptability that are cultivated in most temperate areas for the wheat they yield
:  a light yellow

Examples of WHEAT

  1. a turkey sandwich on wheat

Origin of WHEAT

Middle English whete, from Old English hwǣte; akin to Old High German weizzi wheat, hwīz, wīz white — more at white
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
WHEAT Defined for Kids


noun \ˈhwēt, ˈwēt\

Definition of WHEAT for Kids

:  a cereal grain that grows in tight clusters on the tall stalks of a widely cultivated grass, that is typically made into fine white flour used mostly in breads, baked goods (as cakes and crackers), and pasta, and that is also used in animal feeds
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