durum wheat

noun
du·​rum wheat | \ ˈdu̇r-əm- How to pronounce durum wheat (audio) , ˈdyu̇r-, ˈdər-əm-, ˈdə-rəm- \

Definition of durum wheat

: a wheat (Triticum durum) that yields a glutenous flour used especially in pasta

called also durum

Examples of durum wheat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Five months’ worth of soft wheat and four months’ worth of durum wheat was stockpiled by the end of last month, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. Jihen Laghmari, Bloomberg.com, "Withering Crops to Make North Africa World’s Top Wheat Buyer," 14 June 2020 Unlike some other staple Indian breads, which are unleavened and crafted from durum wheat flour, or atta, fluffy naan is made with all-purpose flour and yeast. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "16 Flatbread Recipes to Satisfy Your Carb Cravings," 25 Mar. 2020 Senatore Cappellii durum wheat flour semolina 7 oz. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, "18 Italian Hotel Chefs Share Their Favorite Recipes to Help You Get a Taste of Italy at Home," 6 Apr. 2020 Like chapati, puri is made from a simple durum wheat flour dough. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "16 Flatbread Recipes to Satisfy Your Carb Cravings," 25 Mar. 2020 And its smell is very far from the aroma of durum wheat. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Coronavirus lockdown ignites an old Italian debate. It’s about pasta, of course," 5 Mar. 2020 Typically, chapati flour is made from durum wheat — one of the hardest varieties of wheat used to make pasta and great for flatbread. Anupy Singla, chicagotribune.com, "How to make roti, the workhorse of flatbreads at the Indian table," 28 Oct. 2019 Orzo pasta is made with semolina flour, which in turn is made of durum wheat. Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Orzo and How Do I Cook It?," 5 June 2019 Park Rye: 45 percent ABV, made from 95 percent rye and 5 percent durum wheat. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Micah Olson gets behind the bar of Arizona Distilling Co.'s new cocktail lounge," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of durum wheat

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for durum wheat

New Latin durum, from Latin, neuter of durus hard

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25 Jun 2020

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“Durum wheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durum%20wheat. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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