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wheat·​en ˈ(h)wē-tᵊn How to pronounce wheaten (audio)
: of, relating to, or made of wheat


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: a pale yellowish to ruddy-fawn color characteristic of the coat of some dogs

Examples of wheaten in a Sentence

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And certain subgroups of canines seemed to be at higher risk of certain behaviors: For instance, older dogs and breeds like Lagotto Romagnolos and wheaten terriers were especially likely to be wary of loud noises, while Spanish water dogs and Shetland sheepdogs had especially high levels of fear. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Mar. 2020 Brown soda bread – known as wheaten bread in Northern Ireland – is usually in loaf form and is at its utmost deliciousness when toasted, with pools of butter melting into its every cranny (Kerrygold is the nation’s favorite spread). Maureen O'Hare, CNN, 17 Mar. 2023 Even adding one strategic ingredient from your pantry can completely transform that chewy, wheaten noodle into a mind-blowing dish. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 5 Apr. 2022 Mathew Rosengart arrives on the rooftop restaurant of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills wearing a wheaten wool coat from Barney’s, steeled against the early February cold snap that has whipped across Los Angeles. Malina Saval, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022

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Word History



Middle English whetyn, wheten, going back to Old English hwǣten, from hwǣte wheat + -en -en entry 1


derivative of wheaten entry 1

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wheaten was before the 12th century

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“Wheaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheaten. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: containing or made from wheat
wheaten bread

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