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durum wheat

[ door-uhm, dyoor- ]
/ ˈdʊər əm, ˈdyʊər- /
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noun
a wheat, Triticum turgidum, the grain of which yields flour used in making pasta.
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Also called durum, macaroni wheat.

Origin of durum wheat

1905–10; <New Latin, the earlier specific epithet. See dure1

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