- prepared with the complete wheat kernel.
Origin of whole-wheat
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for whole-wheat
Rotisserie-style chicken, whole wheat roll OR whole-wheat spaghetti with Marinara and mozarella cheese.The Global School Lunch Project
December 18, 2012
Ideal Meal: Before swimming, turkey on whole-wheat toast, or soy beans.
Simple foods such as whole-wheat bagels, and brown and white rice are great for rapid digestion.
You with your wretched stewed fruits and whole-wheat breads!Where There's A Will
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Whole-wheat flour may be used in place of Graham, if preferred.
If preferred, use one third white flour, instead of all whole-wheat.
Cream Toast—For this use good Graham or whole-wheat zwieback.
This sandwich may be made with white bread, brown bread, graham bread, or whole-wheat bread.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
- (of flour, bread, etc) made from the entire wheat kernelAlso called (esp in Britain and certain other countries): wholemeal
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