emmer

noun
em·mer | \ˈe-mər \

Definition of emmer 

: an ancient tetraploid wheat (Triticum dicoccum) that has spikelets with two hard red kernels which remain in the glumes after threshing and that has been cultivated especially in southwest Asia, northeast Africa, and Europe

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To have that followed kind of in rapid succession by these other millers, like Meuer Farm doing emmer, spelt and einkorn. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Baking, teaching have proved to be his forte," 2 Feb. 2018 Sam Frederick, 20, a junior at Davidson College, was a su emmer intern at PARI. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Eclipse chasers, astronomers gather for science, awe in NC mountains," 21 Aug. 2017 In another Stockholm collaboration, Robertson visited the storied Valhalla bakery to show them how to use heirloom grains like einkorn and emmer. Leah Mennies, Bon Appetit, "How Tartine’s Starter Traveled the World and Changed Bread Forever," 6 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of emmer

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emmer

German, from Old High German amari

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