poulard wheat

noun

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: a wheat (Triticum turgidum) little grown in the U.S. having 4-sided compact awned spikes that tend to branch in some varieties, rather short thick humped yellowish to red kernels, and long thick pithy or solid stems, and used chiefly for stock feed

called also cone wheat, English wheat, rivet wheat

Word History

Etymology

partial translation of French blé poulard, from blē wheat + poulard, probably from poularde

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“Poulard wheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poulard%20wheat. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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