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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According to Gundry, gluten — a protein that’s found in wheat, barley rye, and triticale — is just one type of lectin. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How Kelly Clarkson Lost Nearly 40 Pounds on the Plant Paradox Diet," 25 June 2018 Gluten refers to proteins found in wheat, Sheela said — that includes grains in the wheat family such as rye, barley and triticale. Lauren Delgado,, "A guide to gluten-free-friendly dining in Central Florida," 10 May 2018 Gluten is a term for the proteins found not only in wheat but also in rye, barley, wheat varieties like farro and spelt, and triticale (essentially a cross between wheat and rye). Sophie Egan, New York Times, "How Can Oats, Which Don’t Contain Gluten, Be Labeled ‘Gluten Free’?," 13 Apr. 2018 Then there are one-off wonders like a best-in-class bourbon made with as many different grains (nine, including spelt and triticale) as your favorite loaf of fancy bread. Andrew Parks, Condé Nast Traveler, "6 Essential Stops on Kentucky's Bourbon Trail Craft Tour," 14 Mar. 2017

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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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