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durum wheat

[doo r-uh m, dyoo r-]
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  1. a wheat, Triticum turgidum, the grain of which yields flour used in making pasta.
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Origin of durum wheat

1905–10; < New Latin, the earlier specific epithet. See dure1
Also called du·rum, macaroni wheat.
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