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 (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.

[From Latin dūrum, neuter of dūrus, hard; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈdjʊərəm) or

durum wheat

(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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Noun1.durum - wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pastadurum - 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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It is said that Deucalion and Pyrrha created men by throwing stones over their heads behind them:-- Inde genus durum sumus, experiensque laborum, Et documenta damus qua simus origine nati.
Kirlenme, siralama-duzenleme-say-ma-simetri gibi bircok seyi 'tam ayarinda' yapma ihtiyaci gibi obsesyonlar icin devamlilik ilkesinin daha gecerli olmasi, bu yasantilar ile klinik obsesyonlar arasindaki ayirimi zorlastirirak daha normal bir durum ve daha az utanilacak bir durum gibi algilanmalarinin nedenleri olabilir.
Crops such as barley and bread wheat tend to have greater tolerance to high salinity and B than do durum wheats and pulse crops (Maas and Hoffman 1977; James et al.
Jowa has 8 bakeries in Switzerland, 2 pasta factories, a durum wheat mill in Wildegg/AG, 2 bakeries outside Switzerland and a total of 72 in-house bakeries all over Switzerland.
Durum kernels are dense, amber-colored beads composed of a nutritive,
Ministers also have scrapped the coupling of subsidies with production for arable crops, durum wheat, olive groves and hops plus for some sheep, goat, beef and veal products.
AncienTrim contains amaranth, barley, buckwheat, durum, millet, chia, quinoa and spelt.
Industry watchers say further pasta price increases are likely to be seen this summer as the price of Canadian durum wheat, the main ingredient, is skyrocketing amid growing demand from China and other emerging economies.
That's because the major ingredients are the same--semolina and durum wheat.
They advertised their campaign on national TV - probably known as Tagliatelle - because the price for durum flour rose by much more than a few 'pennes'.
Dead giveaways: enriched or unbleached wheat flour, semolina flour, durum flour, and rice flour.
The pedigrees of two durum wheat germplasms with translocations 1-22 and 1-23 from chromosome 7E of A.