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spelt 1

 (spĕlt)
n.
A type of wheat (Triticum spelta syn. T. aestivum subsp. spelta) having a tough hull. It was widely cultivated in southwest Asia, the Near East, and Europe during the Bronze Age and is now grown chiefly in Europe.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin spelta, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch spelte, wheat.]

spelt 2

 (spĕlt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of spell1.

spelt

(spɛlt)
vb
a past tense and past participle of spell1

spelt

(spɛlt)
n
(Plants) a species of wheat, Triticum spelta, that was formerly much cultivated and was used to develop present-day cultivated wheats
[Old English; related to Old Saxon spelta, Old High German spelza]

spelt1

(spɛlt)

v.
a pt. and pp. of spell 1.

spelt2

(spɛlt)

n.
a primitive wheat, Triticum spelta, native to S Europe and W Asia: used chiefly for livestock feed.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin spelta, probably < Germanic; compare Old High German spelza]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spelt - hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feedspelt - hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed
wheat - annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
Translations
espelta
pšenice špalda
spelt
spelto
speltanisu
spelttivehnä
כוסמין
pirprapšenica
tönkölybúza
spelt
pszenica orkisz
pira
прапшеница
dinkel

spelt

2 [spelt] N (Bot) → espelta f

spelt

1
n (Bot) → Spelz(weizen) m, → Dinkel m
References in classic literature ?
A gentlemanly hand," he said, "and well spelt, too.
He spelt, and drawled over by syllables, the name - "Hareton Earnshaw.
But, he had been so careful to get it accurately, that he then spelt it with perfect correctness.
Then the bay tried me with a second word, much harder to be pronounced; but reducing it to the English orthography, may be spelt thus, HOUYHNHNM.
With that he requested me to give his proposal my favourable consideration--saying that he would not like me to take such an important step unguardedly, since want of thought and impetuosity often spelt ruin to youthful inexperience, but that he hoped to receive an answer in the affirmative.
He spelt it out, saw the large man write it down on his cuff and withdraw.