- any annual cereal grass of the genus Triticum, which includes the wheats
C19: Latin, literally: wheat, probably from tritum, supine of terere to grind
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Engelmann cites it in Triticum repens, Roëper in Euphorbia palustris.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
That known specifically as flour in this country is747 obtained from spring varieties of Triticum vulgare (the common wheat).
Of the wild grasses near the bush, Triticum repens was most affected.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses
Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Dog Grass (Triticum caninum) is so called because Dogs take it medicinally as an aperient.Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics
Dr F. asked, "Have you ever prescribed chiendent or Triticum repens?"