triticale

noun
trit·​i·​ca·​le | \ ˌtri-tə-ˈkā-lē How to pronounce triticale (audio) \

Definition of triticale

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Tip: If wheat, triticale, and oats grow taller than eight inches and feeding drops off, mow them down to 3-4 inches. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, 28 May 2020 If restricted to just one more forage for the South, a cereal grain such as oats, wheat, rye, or triticale gets the nod. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, 28 May 2020 Finally, save several plot locations for fall annuals including cereal grains such as wheat, triticale, and oats as well as a variety of brassicas including kale, rape, and turnips. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2020 If the ground isn’t covered in snow, wheat fields can be magnets for late winter bucks, as can rye, oat, triticale, or barley fields. Gerald Almy, Field & Stream, 5 Feb. 2020 Front Range Dairy uses triticale, a hybrid of wheat and rye, to feed its cattle. John Spina, The Denver Post, 27 Oct. 2019 Grains include oat, wheat, rice, barley, rye, bulgur, buckwheat, amaranth, farro, quinoa, millet, sorghum, teff, triticale, farro and spelt. Jenna Birch, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2019 Russell Hedrick, a regenerative grower who farms non-GMO and heirloom corn, soy, barley, oats and triticale in Hickory, N.C. has been measuring the carbon in his 1,000 acres and the best he’s ever done is 1.5 tons per acre. Laura Reiley, BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2019 Russell Hedrick, a regenerative grower who farms non-GMO and heirloom corn, soy, barley, oats and triticale in Hickory, N.C. has been measuring the carbon in his 1,000 acres and the best he’s ever done is 1.5 tons per acre. Laura Reiley, BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of triticale

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triticale

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

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“Triticale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triticale. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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