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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.]
A past tense and a past participle of spell1.
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(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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||spelt - hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed|
wheat - annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
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spelt2 [spelt] N (Bot) → espelta f
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