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

  • adj. Made from the entire grain of wheat, including the bran: whole-wheat flour.
  • adj. Made with whole-wheat flour: whole-wheat bread.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. made from all the constituents of the wheat grain
  • adj. made from whole-wheat flour

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or derived from wheat


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I pushed my cart through the store, grabbing ice cream and Sno Balls along with fruit, whole-wheat bagels, peanut butter.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • A friend of mine from high school had been diagnosed with it three years ago, and she frequently bemoaned how much she missed whole-wheat bread.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • Let me restore you with some fresh vegetable couscous, whole-wheat pita bread and hummus with tabouli salad, and perhaps yam soup, or would you prefer miso and seaweed?

    Surrender the Dark

  • "Let's order lots of stuff!" he says with a child's eagerness, then proceeds to eat a stack of pancakes, a six-egg-white omelet stuffed with vegetables, a large bowl of cereal and several pieces of whole-wheat toast.

    The big bad boy of the concert hall

  • For healthy, lean, and mean sloppy joes we start with lean ground turkey and top them off with 100 percent whole-wheat buns.

    True You

  • Switch your order to an egg, or scrambled egg whites add some veggies if you like and whole-wheat toast spread with a single pat of butter.

    The Small Change Diet

  • Small Change Solution: No problem, if you buy real whole-wheat or whole-grain bread.

    The Small Change Diet

  • If you have the option of ordering a whole-wheat crust, take it.

    The Small Change Diet

  • Small Change Solution: Have you tried whole-wheat bread?

    The Small Change Diet

  • So if you are in the mood for pasta, serve yourself a cup preferably the whole-wheat variety for the fiber.

    The Small Change Diet


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.