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A type of wheat (Triticum dicoccum or T. dicoccon syn. T. turgidum subsp. dicoccum or dicoccon) typically having two seeds per spikelet, first cultivated in the Neolithic period and widely grown in the Middle East and Europe through the Bronze Age. It is now grown in parts of Eurasia and Africa. Also called farro.

[German, from Middle High German amer, emeri, from Old High German amaro.]


(Plants) a variety of wheat, Triticum dicoccum, grown in mountainous parts of Europe as a cereal crop and for livestock food: thought to be an ancestor of many other varieties of wheat
[C20: from German; related to Old High German amari spelt]


(ˈɛm ər)

a wheat, Triticum dicoccum, having a two-grained spikelet, grown as a forage crop.
[1905–10; < German; Middle High German emer, Old High German amari, by-form of amar(o) (> German Amelkorn emmer)]
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Noun1.emmer - hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germanyemmer - hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germany; in United States as stock feed
wheat - annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
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While novices will find much to relish, those who have some bread-baking experience behind them, or other cookbooks about bread, will discover fine new opportunities in recipes such as Oat Bread with Porridge and Rolled Oats, an heirloom wheat Emmer Bread made with whole-grain emmer flour, and a Nordic heirloom rye Slash-and-Burn Rye Bread.
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durum), major staples in Western diets, have been selected and cultivated for desirable traits, such as larger yields, ancient varieties, like emmer, Kamut[R] khorasan wheat, spelt, and einkorn, have remained largely unchanged since humans discovered them centuries ago.
The founding crops of agriculture -- emmer and einkorn wheat, barley, lentils, peas, and flax -- were first farmed ten thousand or so years ago, which led to innovations like forged plows and scythes during the Iron Age, grafting expertise eventually followed, and then, most importantly, garden gnomes appeared in Britain in the 1840s.
WASHINGTON -- In a legislation introduced by Congresswoman Grace Meng and Congressman Tom Emmer on Thursday, the US State Department to speed-up the visa approval process for international physicians who are slated to work at hospitals in America.
The LOX/RNO and ORAC methods found in quinoa flour a remarkable antioxidant activity in the hydrophilic, lipophilic and free-soluble phenolic extracts-higher than that contained in durum wheat, although lower than that found in emmer hulled wheat.
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Along with einkorn and emmer wheat, candidates for study include goatgrass (Aegilops tauschii), triticale (x Triticosecale), and other wild relatives of wheat.