hard wheat

  1. a wheat, as durum wheat, characterized by flinty, dark-colored kernels that yield a flour used in making bread, macaroni, etc.

Origin of hard wheat

First recorded in 1805–15

Words Nearby hard wheat

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How to use hard wheat in a sentence

  • This other hard wheat, with yet longer grain, cultivated chiefly in the east of Europe, has not been found wild.

    Origin of Cultivated Plants | Alphonse De Candolle
  • Professor Biffen managed to obtain a hard wheat which kept its qualities when grown in England.

    Mendelism | Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • Durum wheats are not generally considered as valuable for bread making as other hard wheat.

  • Soft wheat flours have a gluten of different character from hard wheat flours.

  • The second was a roller simplifying the milling of hard wheat, with the result that this grain was placed at a premium.

    North Dakota | Various

British Dictionary definitions for hard wheat

hard wheat

  1. a type of wheat with hard kernels, yielding a strong flour and used for bread, macaroni, etc

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