small grain


Definition of small grain

: a cereal (such as wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice) having relatively small kernels or sometimes a relatively small plant as distinguished from a plant (such as corn) with large kernels or sometimes from a cereal (such as sorghum) with a large plant but small kernels or from a similarly cultured and used seed (such as soybean) with a relatively small plant and large seeds

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“Small grain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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