wheat berry


: an unprocessed whole kernel of wheat

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web White whole-wheat flour is milled from the hard white-wheat berry, as opposed to the hard red-wheat berries that are typically used for all-purpose flour or most whole-wheat flours. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2022 Some to try: wheat berries, barley, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat and oats. Justin Ward, ExpressNews.com, 14 May 2020 Cook, covered, until wheat berries are cooked but still chewy, 7 to 8 hours on low or 5 to 6 hours on high. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, 6 Jan. 2020 This slow cooker chili is as filling as its meatier mainstay because of its hearty helping of high-protein wheat berries and kidney beans. Kate Merker And Taylor Murray, Country Living, 6 Jan. 2020 Dice apples into 1/2 pieces and toss in a bowl with wheat berries and rest of ingredients. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 19 Nov. 2019 Some of them, like Scarr’s, grind wheat berries into new flour every day. New York Times, 8 Oct. 2019 For a change of pace, substitute cooked whole grains for the pasta; wheat berries have a really satisfying texture. Justin Ward, ExpressNews.com, 4 Sep. 2019 Simmer wheat berries in a large saucepan of salted water until grains are tender and hulls have just started to split open (cook time will vary and can take up to 1 hour). Drain and rinse under cold water, then thoroughly drain again. Jenny Rosenstratch, Bon Appetit, 19 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wheat berry was in 1848

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Cite this Entry

“Wheat berry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheat%20berry. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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