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
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)