whole wheat

adjective
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of whole wheat

: made of ground entire wheat kernels

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First Known Use of whole wheat

1804

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WHOLE WHEAT Defined for English Language Learners

whole wheat

Definition of whole wheat for English Language Learners

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


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whole wheat

adjective

Definition of whole wheat for Students

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

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