Definitions

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

  • noun Any of several types of wheat, especially einkorn, emmer, and spelt, whose seeds retain the hull during threshing.

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  • noun Emmer wheat

Etymologies

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

[Italian, from Latin far, farr-, a kind of wheat; see bhares-.]

Examples

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

    Get Your Freekeh On

  • To put it even more simply: farro is like a bowl full of little wheat nubbins.

    I bet this tastes better when Zuni does it..

  • If we listen to Harold McGee he will say that farro is Emmer wheat and that spelt is mistakenly called farro because spelt is the English translation of the Italian word farro.

    Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once

  • I followed my salad with a bowl of thick, salty/sweet barley soup that reminded me very much of a sort of porridge called farro, served mainly in the Italian city of Lucca and the surrounding area.

    The Italian Summer

  • I toast emmer aka farro before cooking it into pilaf; adds even more nuttiness to an already nutty grain.

    Toasting It

  • I followed my salad with a bowl of thick, salty/sweet barley soup that reminded me very much of a sort of porridge called farro, served mainly in the Italian city of Lucca and the surrounding area.

    The Italian Summer

  • I followed my salad with a bowl of thick, salty/sweet barley soup that reminded me very much of a sort of porridge called farro, served mainly in the Italian city of Lucca and the surrounding area.

    The Italian Summer

  • I followed my salad with a bowl of thick, salty/sweet barley soup that reminded me very much of a sort of porridge called farro, served mainly in the Italian city of Lucca and the surrounding area.

    The Italian Summer

  • It's been several years since my last post using the wonderful and ancient grain called farro, here.

    Market Manila

  • They made bread from barley, wheat, and emmer, the ancient strain of wheat better known today as farro.

    Day of Honey

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  • Emmer wheat

    July 9, 2007