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[hweet-n, weet-n] /ˈʰwit n, ˈwit n/
made of wheat flour or grain.
of or relating to wheat.
of the color of wheat, especially a pale yellow-brown color.
Origin of wheaten
before 900; Middle English wheten, Old English hwǣten. See wheat, -en2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And they gave him the dog, and a wheaten hearth-cake as provision by the way.

  • She pulled away from him, flung back her wheaten mop and glared.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • Wanamee entered with a plate on which there was some wheaten toast.

    A Little Girl in Old Quebec Amanda Millie Douglas
  • Barrels of mealies or Indian corn, and wheaten flour, besides.

    Off to the Wilds George Manville Fenn
  • And they gave him the dog, and a wheaten hearth cake as provision by the way.

    The Fairy Ring Various
  • The grains of potato starch are much larger than those of wheaten starch.

    Legal Chemistry A. Naquet
  • It was wheaten bread, which was not every day to be had at home with us!

    The Forest Farm Peter Rosegger
  • The tawing mixture is composed of alum, salt, egg-yolk, and wheaten 151 flour.

    Leather K. J. Adcock
  • The latter does not form a dough with water, as wheaten meal or flour does.

British Dictionary definitions for wheaten


made of the grain or flour of wheat: wheaten bread
of a pale yellow colour
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