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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...
- 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
beer is a top-fermented beer which
with a large proportion
of wheat relative
to the amount
barley. The two main varieties
- A wheat
berry, or wheatberry, is a whole wheat
of the bran, germ, and endosperm, without
the husk. Botanically, it is a type of fruit...
is an American brand
of farina, a type of breakfast porridge
mix made from wheat
semolina. It looks similar
to grits, but is smoother
- Whole-wheat flour
(in the US) or wholemeal flour
(in the UK) is a powdery
substance, a basic
food ingredient, derived
- Common wheat
(Triti**** aestivum), also known
as bread wheat
, is a cultivated wheat
95% of wheat produced worldwide
is common wheat
; it is...
- Khorasan wheat
or Oriental wheat
ssp. turani**** also called
Triti**** turani****), commercially known
as kamut, is a tetraploid wheat
- Winter wheat
(usually Triti**** aestivum) are strains
that are planted
in the autumn
into young plants
- Durum wheat
(/ˈdjʊərəm/), also called pasta wheat
or macaroni wheat
or Triti**** turgidum
subsp. durum), is a tetraploid species
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