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Definition of Wheat
WheatWheat Wheat (hw[=e]t), n. [OE. whete, AS. hw[=ae]te; akin to
OS. hw[=e]ti, D. weit, G. weizen, OHG. weizzi, Icel. hveiti,
Sw. hvete, Dan. hvede, Goth. hwaiteis, and E. white. See
A cereal grass (Triticum vulgare) and its grain, which
furnishes a white flour for bread, and, next to rice, is the
grain most largely used by the human race.
Note: Of this grain the varieties are numerous, as red wheat,
white wheat, bald wheat, bearded wheat, winter wheat,
summer wheat, and the like. Wheat is not known to exist
as a wild native plant, and all statements as to its
origin are either incorrect or at best only guesses.
Buck wheat. (Bot.) See Buckwheat.
German wheat. (Bot.) See 2d Spelt.
Guinea wheat (Bot.), a name for Indian corn.
Indian wheat, or Tartary wheat (Bot.), a grain
(Fagopyrum Tartaricum) much like buckwheat, but only
half as large.
Turkey wheat (Bot.), a name for Indian corn.
Wheat aphid, or Wheat aphis (Zo["o]l.), any one of
several species of Aphis and allied genera, which suck the
sap of growing wheat.
Wheat beetle. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small, slender, rusty brown beetle (Sylvanus
Surinamensis) whose larv[ae] feed upon wheat, rice, and
(b) A very small, reddish brown, oval beetle (Anobium
paniceum) whose larv[ae] eat the interior of grains of
Wheat duck (Zo["o]l.), the American widgeon. [Western U.
Wheat fly. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Wheat midge, below.
Wheat grass (Bot.), a kind of grass (Agropyrum caninum)
somewhat resembling wheat. It grows in the northern parts
of Europe and America.
Wheat jointworm. (Zo["o]l.) See Jointworm.
Wheat louse (Zo["o]l.), any wheat aphid.
Wheat maggot (Zo["o]l.), the larva of a wheat midge.
Wheat midge. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small two-winged fly (Diplosis tritici) which is very
destructive to growing wheat, both in Europe and America.
The female lays her eggs in the flowers of wheat, and the
larv[ae] suck the juice of the young kernels and when
full grown change to pup[ae] in the earth.
(b) The Hessian fly. See under Hessian.
Wheat moth (Zo["o]l.), any moth whose larv[ae] devour the
grains of wheat, chiefly after it is harvested; a grain
moth. See Angoumois Moth, also Grain moth, under
Wheat thief (Bot.), gromwell; -- so called because it is a
troublesome weed in wheat fields. See Gromwell.
Wheat thrips (Zo["o]l.), a small brown thrips (Thrips
cerealium) which is very injurious to the grains of
Wheat weevil. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The grain weevil.
(b) The rice weevil when found in wheat. wheatWidgeon Widg"eon, n. [Probably from an old French form of F.
vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio,
-onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially
those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus
Anas. The common European widgeon (Anas penelope) and the
American widgeon (A. Americana) are the most important
species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate,
baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and
Bald-faced, or Green-headed, widgeon, the American
Black widgeon, the European tufted duck.
(a) The gadwall.
(b) The pintail duck.
Great headed widgeon, the poachard.
(a) The poachard.
(b) The goosander.
Saw-billed widgeon, the merganser.
Sea widgeon. See in the Vocabulary.
Spear widgeon, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.]
Spoonbilled widgeon, the shoveler.
White widgeon, the smew.
Wood widgeon, the wood duck.
Meaning of Wheat from wikipedia
is a gr**** widely cultivated
for its seed, a cereal grain which
is a worldwide staple
food. The many species
of wheat together
make up the genus...
beer is a beer, usually
with a large proportion
of wheat relative
to the amount
barley. The two main varieties...
- Wheat gluten
is a food made from gluten, the main protein
. It is made by washing wheat flour dough
with water until
all the starch granules
- a type of Italian
made from an unleavened dough
of durum wheat flour
or eggs, and formed
- Wheat flour
is a powder
made from the grinding
used for human
consumption. Wheat varieties
"soft" or "weak" if gluten content
- grains. Bran is present
rice, corn (maize), wheat
, oats, barley, rye and millet. Bran is not the same as chaff, which
- (Triti**** spelta; Triti**** dicoc****), also known
as dinkel wheat
or hulled wheat
, is a species
of wheat cultivated since approximately
5000 BCE. Spelt
- Common wheat
(Triti**** aestivum), also known
as bread wheat
, is a cultivated wheat
95% of wheat produced worldwide
is common wheat
; it is...
- different wheat
species, most often
from durum wheat
. It originates
in Middle Eastern
is sometimes confused
with cracked wheat
- Einkorn wheat
"single grain") can refer either
to the wild species
, Triti**** boeoti****, or to the domesticated...
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