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spelt

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noun \ˈspelt\

Definition of spelt

  1. :  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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spelt

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\ˈspelt\

Definition of spelt

  1. chiefly British past tense and past participle of spell




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