triticale

noun

trit·​i·​ca·​le ˌtri-tə-ˈkā-lē How to pronounce triticale (audio)
: an amphidiploid hybrid between wheat and rye having protein-rich grain
also : its grain

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Burger points out some small red flags among the triticale in one of his plots. Susan Moran, Discover Magazine, 21 June 2013 What has surprised Burger is that triticale has deeper roots — about two feet deeper — than fava beans. Susan Moran, Discover Magazine, 21 June 2013 Pilsner malt, wheat and triticale and well-hopped exclusively with Huell Melon. oregonlive, 24 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triticale was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Triticale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triticale. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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