[ trit-i-key-lee ]
/ ˌtrɪt ɪˈkeɪ li /
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a hybrid produced by crossing wheat, Triticum aestivum, and rye, Secale cereale.
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Origin of triticale
1935–40; <New Latin Triti(cum) wheat + (Se)cale rye
Words nearby triticale
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British Dictionary definitions for triticale
/ (ˌtrɪtɪˈkɑːlɪ) /
a fertile hybrid cereal, a cross between wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale), produced by polyploidy
Word Origin for triticale
C20: from Tritic (um) + (Sec) ale
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