[ ahyn-kawrn ]
/ ˈaɪn kɔrn /
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one of the earliest cultivated forms of wheat, Triticum monococcum, having a one-grained spikelet, now grown in limited areas of Europe and Asia.
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Origin of einkorn
1900–05; <German, equivalent to ein one + Korn “grain”
Words nearby einkorn
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British Dictionary definitions for einkorn
/ (ˈaɪnˌkɔːn) /
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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