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 law, which also affects other groups like nannies, has contributed to deep exploitation, advocates say, among the mostly immigrants in New York who till fields, milk cows and thresh wheat.
Benefiber (wheat dextrin) – Provides 3 grams soluble fiber.
IPAs, malty brown ales on nitro, and frothy mango-wheat brews at community tables, set up amid the shiny fermentation tanks and canning line on the expansive production floor at Free Will Brewing Co. in Perkasie.
Baderbrau Brewing Company will offer up its South Side Pride, a Munich Helles lager, and its Berliner Weisse, a German sour wheat.
The letter does not issue any new guidelines on gluten—proteins that occurs naturally in wheat, rye, and barley—but instead reminds bishops of earlier rules laid out by the Church.
The U.S. wheat industry warned that a restriction on steel imports may lead other countries to use similar national-security claims to hurt U.S. farmers.
The most important of these chokepoints are in the U.S., Brazil, and the Black Sea, which account for more than half of the world’s staple crop exports such as wheat, rice, maize, and soybean.
Berzin had recommended giving up wheat and gluten, but my blood work indicates no allergic response to either.
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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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