whole wheat


Definition of whole wheat

: made of ground entire wheat kernels

Examples of whole wheat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Purple: The new plan has more than 300 ZeroPoint foods and adds grains including whole wheat pasta, potatoes to the category. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Weight Watchers launches myWW program with more options, less hunger and pasta," 11 Nov. 2019 In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Addie Broyles, chicagotribune.com, "Try these pumpkin pancakes this fall," 14 Oct. 2019 This one ingeniously includes tart buttermilk and cranberries alongside whole wheat flour to shoo away any notions of pumpkin spice eats being cloyingly sweet. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "8 recipes for the pumpkin spice lovers — and the haters," 14 Oct. 2019 Mix 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise with 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard; spread inside whole wheat pita, halved. Delia A. Hammock, M.s., Good Housekeeping, "A 7-Day, 1,300-Calorie Meal Plan," 10 Nov. 2014 In a medium bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Apple snack cake from new baking cookbook," 8 Oct. 2019 Look for four types: porridge, whole wheat sesame, country and Danish rye ($11.25-$14.75; half loaves available, too). Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Berkeley’s popular new Tartine Bakery," 19 Sep. 2019 Sample menus replaced hot dogs with whole wheat spaghetti, pizza sticks with chef salads, and whole milk with skim. Elaine S. Povich, baltimoresun.com, "Students, bored by cafeteria fare, love food delivery services; schools don’t.," 13 Aug. 2019 Most mainstream grocery stores carry whole wheat bread, organic fruits, even wheat germ and carob powder. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "How the Bay Area’s counterculture helped sprout hippie food," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of whole wheat

1804, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2019

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“Whole wheat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whole%20wheat. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of whole wheat

: made from wheat from which no part (such as the bran) has been removed

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Kids Definition of whole wheat

: made from or containing wheat kernels that were ground in their entirety

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