Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A type of wheat (Triticum monococcum syn. T. monococcum subsp. monococcum) typically having one grain per spikelet, grown in semiarid regions. It was domesticated by Neolithic peoples in the Near East and is now cultivated in Europe and southwest Asia.

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

Etymologies

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

[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.]

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