einkorn

[ ahyn-kawrn ]
/ ˈaɪn kɔrn /

noun

one of the earliest cultivated forms of wheat, Triticum monococcum, having a one-grained spikelet, now grown in limited areas of Europe and Asia.

Nearby words

  1. eileen,
  2. eimeria,
  3. eina,
  4. eindhoven,
  5. einkanter,
  6. einstein,
  7. einstein equation,
  8. einstein model,
  9. einstein shift,
  10. einstein theory

Origin of einkorn

1900–05; < German, equivalent to ein one + Korn “grain”

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British Dictionary definitions for einkorn

einkorn

/ (ˈaɪnˌkɔːn) /

noun

a variety of wheat, Triticum monococcum, of Greece and SW Asia, having pale red kernels, and cultivated in hilly regions as grain for horses

Word Origin for einkorn

C20: from German, literally: one kernel

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