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spelt

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[ spelt ]
/ spɛlt /
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verb

a simple past tense and past participle of spell1.

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Definition for spelt (2 of 2)

spelt2
[ spelt ]
/ spɛlt /

noun

one of the earliest cultivated forms of wheat, Triticum aestivum spelta, native to southern Europe and western Asia, used for livestock feed and as a grain for human consumption.

Origin of spelt

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before 1000; Middle English, Old English from Late Latin spelta, probably from Germanic; compare Old High German spelza (German Spelt )
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British Dictionary definitions for spelt (1 of 2)

spelt1
/ (spɛlt) /

verb

a past tense and past participle of spell 1

British Dictionary definitions for spelt (2 of 2)

spelt2
/ (spɛlt) /

noun

a species of wheat, Triticum spelta, that was formerly much cultivated and was used to develop present-day cultivated wheats
Old English; related to Old Saxon spelta, Old High German spelza
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