durum wheat

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 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 Both rotis and parathas can be made in different ways but typically are both made from durum wheat flour and water. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Paneer paratha and essential Indian flatbreads," 8 June 2018 About 280 miles east of Johnson's Kremlin farm, Buzz Mattelin grows durum wheat, barley, beets, and lentils in Culbertson. Mathew Brown And Matt Volz, The Christian Science Monitor, "Trump trade policies cause deep ripples in agriculture country," 30 Apr. 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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“Durum wheat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durum%20wheat?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=durum_01. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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