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hard wheat

a wheat, as durum wheat, characterized by flinty, dark-colored kernels that yield a flour used in making bread, macaroni, etc.
Origin of hard wheat
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
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  • Wheat is of two principal kinds, characterized as soft and hard wheat, though there are hundreds of named varieties of the grain.

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • hard wheat is five cents down, and I am sorry I persuaded you to hold your crop.

    The Impostor

    Harold Bindloss
  • hard wheat, or that grown in hot climates and on fertile soil, has much more nitrogen than that of colder countries.

  • The Llanos produce a hard wheat; it is not milled, but eaten, like rice, in the grain.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • This other hard wheat, with yet longer grain, cultivated chiefly in the east of Europe, has not been found wild.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle
  • The second was a roller simplifying the milling of hard wheat, with the result that this grain was placed at a premium.

    North Dakota Various
  • Professor Biffen managed to obtain a hard wheat which kept its qualities when grown in England.


    Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • Durum wheats are not generally considered as valuable for bread making as other hard wheat.

  • Soft wheat flours have a gluten of different character from hard wheat flours.

British Dictionary definitions for hard wheat

hard wheat

a type of wheat with hard kernels, yielding a strong flour and used for bread, macaroni, etc
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