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du·rum(do͝or′əm, dyo͝or′-, dûr′-)
A type of wheat (Triticum turgidum subsp. durum syn. T. durum) having hard grains with high protein and gluten content, thought to have been developed in the Middle East in the Neolithic period and now used chiefly in making pasta.
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(Plants) a variety of wheat, Triticum durum, with a high gluten content, cultivated mainly in the Mediterranean region, and used chiefly to make pastas
[C20: short for New Latin trīticum dūrum, literally: hard wheat]
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|Noun||1.||durum - wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America|
wheat - annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
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n, durum wheat
n → Hartweizen m
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