durum wheat

[ doo r-uh m, dyoo r- ]
/ ˈdʊər əm, ˈdyʊər- /

noun

a wheat, Triticum turgidum, the grain of which yields flour used in making pasta.

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Also called du·rum, macaroni wheat.

Origin of durum wheat

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

Words nearby durum wheat

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