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triticale

[trit-i-key-lee] /ˌtrɪt ɪˈkeɪ li/
noun
1.
a hybrid produced by crossing wheat, Triticum aestivum, and rye, Secale cereale.
Origin of triticale
1935-1940
1935-40; < New Latin Triti(cum) wheat + (Se)cale rye
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triticale

/ˌtrɪtɪˈkɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
a fertile hybrid cereal, a cross between wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale), produced by polyploidy
Word Origin
C20: from Tritic(um) + (Sec)ale
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Word Origin and History for triticale
n.

hybrid cereal grass, 1952, from Modern Latin Triti(cum) "wheat" (literally "grain for threshing," from tritus, past participle of terere "to rub, thresh, grind") + (Se)cale "rye."

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