shredded wheat


: a breakfast cereal made from cooked partially dried wheat that is shredded and molded into biscuits which are then oven-baked and toasted

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Make the witch's hat out of black fondant and use shredded wheat cereal for her hair. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 4 Oct. 2022 Each seasonal section of the book includes activities, such as building edible nests of shredded wheat and melted chocolate. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2022 Here's one menu to meet the daily requirement: 1/4 cup black beans (3g); 1 cup shredded wheat (5g); two slices of whole-wheat bread (4g); apple (3g); orange (3g); ½ cup cooked brown rice (2g); ½ cup cooked spinach (2g); and ½ cup of peas (4g). Jill Provost, Woman's Day, 21 May 2012 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes and Cinnamon Toast Crunch shredded wheat. Lara O’reilly, WSJ, 6 Apr. 2018 Add the whole-wheat flour, oats, crushed shredded wheat, and coconut. Redbook, 4 June 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shredded wheat was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Shredded wheat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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