shredded wheat

noun

Definition of 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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "End Digestive Problems for Good," 21 May 2012 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios, Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes and Cinnamon Toast Crunch shredded wheat. Lara O’reilly, WSJ, "CMO Today: Facebook Apology Tour Continues; Irwin Gotlieb Retires; Cereal’s Sugary Bet," 6 Apr. 2018 Add the whole-wheat flour, oats, crushed shredded wheat, and coconut. Redbook, "Sarabeth Levine's Morning Cookies," 4 June 2013

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First Known Use of shredded wheat

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Shredded wheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shredded%20wheat. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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shredded wheat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shredded wheat

: a breakfast cereal that is made from cooked wheat that is shredded and formed into biscuits

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