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A type of wheat (Triticum monococcum syn. T. monococcum subsp. monococcum) typically having one grain per spikelet, grown in semiarid regions. It was domesticated by Neolithic peoples in the Near East and is now cultivated in Europe and southwest Asia.

[German, from Middle High German, from Old High German : ein, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots + korn, grain; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Plants) a variety of wheat, Triticum monococcum, of Greece and SW Asia, having pale red kernels, and cultivated in hilly regions as grain for horses
[C20: from German, literally: one kernel]
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(ˈaɪn kɔrn)

a primitive form of wheat, Triticum monococcum, having a one-grained spikelet.
[1900–05; < German, =ein one + Korn grain]
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At the top of our list of crops we wanted to grow were ancient grains, such as einkorn. Unfortunately, the seed for ancient grains is more expensive than our budget would allow.
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Among legumes, lentil was component part of ancient Egyptian cropping system and as old as emmer and einkorn wheat (Harlan, 1992).
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