durum

durum wheat

/ (ˈdjʊərəm) /

noun

a variety of wheat, Triticum durum, with a high gluten content, cultivated mainly in the Mediterranean region, and used chiefly to make pastas

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Word Origin for durum

C20: short for New Latin trīticum dūrum, literally: hard wheat
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