wheat

noun, often attributive
\ ˈhwēt How to pronounce wheat (audio) , ˈwēt\

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

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While baby noticing a different flavor isn’t necessarily bad, keep a keen eye on her reactions to common allergens such as dairy or wheat. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "The Best Breastfeeding Diet," 25 Feb. 2019 His family grew wheat and okra, raised dairy cows and hunted game in the bush with spears. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "By day, he runs for president of South Sudan. By night, he unloads trucks at Lowe’s.," 7 July 2018 The upstarts sell everything from standard stouts, sours and pale ales to coconut curry wheat beer, avocado honey ale and beard beer, made with yeast brushed from a brewmaster’s whiskers. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Beer Makers’ Steps to Mitigate Climate Change Might Not Be Enough, Study Shows," 15 Oct. 2018 Speaking of delightful beers, Bell’s Oberon, an American-style wheat beer, also rises to the season’s challenge. Markus Haas, San Antonio Express-News, "Your guide to 8 great summer beers," 12 July 2018 Also on tap are experimental beers brewed on site such as a milk stout, coffee stout, cherry stout, India pale ale, rye pale ale, American wheat beer and a barrel-aged Belgian stout. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Guinness looks to tap into craft beer creativity with new US brewery, opening Aug. 3," 29 June 2018 The base of each beer is a kettle soured wheat beer. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's red, white and brewed and coming out in time for the Fourth of July? Ask Third Space.," 26 June 2018 Called a gose, this centuries-old German wheat beer was practically extinct a decade ago. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "How The Perfect Pickle Beer Is Made," 18 Oct. 2016 But Penn keeps the pertinent details, including a tidbit about how Joe Roberts once tried being a farmer before the wheat market collapsed. Noel Murray, The Verge, "Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of wheat

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for wheat

Middle English whete, from Old English hwǣte; akin to Old High German weizzi wheat, hwīz, wīz white — more at white

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wheat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wheat

: a kind of grain that is used to make flour for breads, cookies, etc.
US : bread that is made from wheat flour

wheat

noun
\ ˈhwēt How to pronounce wheat (audio) , ˈwēt\

Kids Definition of wheat

: 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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