wild emmer

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wild emmer wheat

Definition of wild emmer

  1. :  an ancient tetraploid wheat (Triticum dicoccoides) of the Middle East that has a brittle rachis with the joints separating at maturity into spikelets bearing stiff awned glumes holding large elongated grains Wild emmer is considered to be an ancestor of modern cultivated polyploid wheats (such as Triticum aestivum and T. durum) and the wild counterpart of emmer. —called also wild wheat

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