Definition of spelt
: an ancient wheat (Triticum spelta synonym T. aestivum spelta) with long spikelets containing two light red flattened grains; also : the grain of spelt ◆Both the plant and the grain are also called farro.
Origin and Etymology of spelt
Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin spelta, of Germanic origin; perhaps akin to Middle High German spelte split piece of wood, Old High German spaltan to split — more at split
First Known Use: before 12th century
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