triticale

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noun trit·i·ca·le \ˌtri-tə-ˈkā-lē\

Definition of triticale

  1. :  an amphidiploid hybrid between wheat and rye having protein-rich grain; also :  its grain

Origin and Etymology of triticale

New Latin, blend of Triticum, genus of wheat, and Secale, genus of rye


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