wheat·​en | \ ˈ(h)wē-tᵊn How to pronounce wheaten (audio) \

Definition of wheaten

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or made of wheat



Definition of wheaten (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of wheaten in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Binky is a wheaten terrier that Vanderpump rescued through her own center. Allison W. Entrekin, USA TODAY, "Lisa Vanderpump makes life better for dogs: 'They offer such wonderful companionship'," 23 May 2020 Tinker Bell, Kiki, Chouquie, Teddy, Gilda, and many more—had shrunk to just the two wheatens. The New Yorker, "at the epicenter of the pandemic.," 27 Apr. 2020 Sando’s larger-than-life photographs of the beans luxuriate in their every curve, speckle and wrinkle, much like the high-definition photos of wheaten loops and marshmallows on cereal boxes. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Two new cookbooks on beans perfect for coronavirus shelter-in-place cooking," 17 Apr. 2020 Noise sensitivity was most pronounced in lagotto Romagnolos (a large, fuzzy retriever native to Italy), wheaten terriers, and mixed breed dogs. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Is your dog anxious? Genes common to its breed could play a role," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of wheaten


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above


circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Wheaten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheaten. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for wheaten


wheat·​en | \ ˈhwē-tᵊn How to pronounce wheaten (audio) , ˈwē- \

Kids Definition of wheaten

: containing or made from wheat wheaten bread

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