noun em·mer \ˈe-mər\

Definition of emmer

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of emmer

German, from Old High German amari

First Known Use: circa 1900

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