Definition of wheat
1 : a cereal grain that yields a fine white flour used chiefly in breads, baked goods (such as cakes and crackers), and pastas (such as macaroni or spaghetti), and is important in animal feeds
2 : any of various Old World annual grasses (genus Triticum, especially T. aestivum and T. turgidum) of wide climatic adaptability that are cultivated in most temperate areas for the wheat they yield
3 : a light yellow
Examples of wheat in a Sentence
a turkey sandwich on wheat
Recent Examples of wheat from the Web
The town is surrounded by farms growing wheat, canola and soybeans.
Today, whole-wheat flour accounts for just 6 percent of all flour produced in the United States.
Milo let his nose lead the way to Rover's K9 Snacks, where Gizmo's Wheat-free Gnaws were laid before him like a buffet, at the opening day of the Downtown Elgin Harvest Market.
Chestnut flour is a tradition born of the absence of any arable farmland for growing wheat.
U.S. wheat farmers are already facing historic competition from overseas producers, and experts say Trump’s budget would only make things worse, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Brian does a great job of describing the stubbled wheat fields and the forest line ahead of a hill or whatever.
Charcoal crust will be available on the menu alongside whole wheat and gluten-free options.
Switch regular wheat flour for cheaper potato flour and the doughnut becomes glutinous and sticks to your teeth.
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Origin and Etymology of wheat
Middle English whete, from Old English hwǣte; akin to Old High German weizzi wheat, hwīz, wīz white — more at white
First Known Use: before 12th century
WHEAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wheat for English Language Learners
: a kind of grain that is used to make flour for breads, cookies, etc.
: bread that is made from wheat flour
WHEAT Defined for Kids
Definition of wheat for Students
: a cereal grain that grows in tight clusters on the tall stalks of a widely cultivated grass, that is typically made into fine white flour used mostly in breads, baked goods (as cakes and crackers), and pasta, and that is also used in animal feeds
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