em·​mer | \ ˈe-mər How to pronounce emmer (audio) \

Definition of emmer

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

Note: The grain of emmer is also called farro.

Examples of emmer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People who have been diagnosed with celiac disease have to completely avoid gluten, found in wheat, rye and barley, as well as variations of wheat including spelt, emmer (farro), einkorn and Kamut. Carrie Dennett, Washington Post, "Beyond bread and beans: Getting enough fiber when you have a food intolerance," 4 Nov. 2019 Whole grain: Choose from quinoa, emmer farro, einkorn, spelt, whole-grain sorghum (as opposed to pearled), whole-grain barley (again, not pearled), bulgur wheat, freekeh, Kamut wheat, brown rice, black rice, red rice and wild rice. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 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

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emmer

German, from Old High German amari

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“Emmer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emmer. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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