Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A one-seeded wheat (Triticum monococcum) grown in arid regions. Native to southwest Asia, it is one of the first crops to be domesticated by Neolithic peoples.

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  • n. A form of wheat, Triticum monococcum, having a single grain

Etymologies

German, from Middle High German, from Old High German : ein, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots + korn, grain; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The most primitive cultivated wheat is a grass called "einkorn" (Triticum monococcum).

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  • Sweden, such as einkorn wheat and sea lettuce - are collected in a visually arresting new cookbook,

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  • The term farro is broadly used for wheat family members that have a nutty flavor and stout build, including emmer, spelt and einkorn.

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  • What they basically are saying is that all three of those grain varieties, emmer, spelt and einkorn can be called farro.

    FARRO MINESTRONE WITH WINTER SQUASH AND GREENS

  • According to farro.com, Farro and its cousins emmer and einkorn are know as 'hulled wheats'.

    FARRO MINESTRONE WITH WINTER SQUASH AND GREENS

  • As mentioned above einkorn T. monococcum is the least cultivated form of farro in Italy.

    FARRO MINESTRONE WITH WINTER SQUASH AND GREENS

  • It was the food court of the ancient world containing the wild progenitors of all eight of what are called the Neolithic founder crops, emmer and einkorn wheat, barley, flax, chick peas, peas, lentils, and bitter vetch, a grain legume sort of like red lentils.

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  • Prehistoric people would have gazed upon herds of gazelle and other wild animals; gently flowing rivers, which attracted migrating geese and ducks; fruit and nut trees; and rippling fields of wild barley and wild wheat varieties such as emmer and einkorn.

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  • Archaeobotanist Gordon Hillman of the Institute of Archaeology in London, in a 1996 paper detailing the latest research into the ecology of this period, envisaged “a vast expanse of wild einkorn [wheat]” and “huge dense stands [of] wild barley and wild annual rye.”

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  • The first phase, about 11,500 to 11,000 years ago, was marked by findings of fruit stones and seeds of hackberries, plums, and pears, along with wild einkorn wheat and wild rye.

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