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Definitions of 'Wheat'

Definition of 'wheat'
From: WordNet
noun
Annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
noun
Grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour [syn: wheat, wheat berry]
noun
A variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white [syn: pale yellow, straw, wheat]
Definition of 'Wheat'
From: GCIDE
Wheat \Wheat\ (hw[=e]t), n. [OE. whete, AS. hw[=ae]te; akin to OS. hw[=e]ti, D. weit, G. weizen, OHG. weizzi, Icel. hveiti, Sw. hvete, Dan. hvede, Goth. hwaiteis, and E. white. See White.] (Bot.) A cereal grass (Triticum vulgare) and its grain, which furnishes a white flour for bread, and, next to rice, is the grain most largely used by the human race. [1913 Webster] Note: Of this grain the varieties are numerous, as red wheat, white wheat, bald wheat, bearded wheat, winter wheat, summer wheat, and the like. Wheat is not known to exist as a wild native plant, and all statements as to its origin are either incorrect or at best only guesses. [1913 Webster] Buck wheat. (Bot.) See Buckwheat. German wheat. (Bot.) See 2d Spelt. Guinea wheat (Bot.), a name for Indian corn. Indian wheat, or Tartary wheat (Bot.), a grain (Fagopyrum Tartaricum) much like buckwheat, but only half as large. Turkey wheat (Bot.), a name for Indian corn. Wheat aphid, or Wheat aphis (Zool.), any one of several species of Aphis and allied genera, which suck the sap of growing wheat. Wheat beetle. (Zool.) (a) A small, slender, rusty brown beetle ({Sylvanus Surinamensis}) whose larvae feed upon wheat, rice, and other grains. (b) A very small, reddish brown, oval beetle ({Anobium paniceum}) whose larvae eat the interior of grains of wheat. Wheat duck (Zool.), the American widgeon. [Western U. S.] Wheat fly. (Zool.) Same as Wheat midge, below. Wheat grass (Bot.), a kind of grass (Agropyrum caninum) somewhat resembling wheat. It grows in the northern parts of Europe and America. Wheat jointworm. (Zool.) See Jointworm. Wheat louse (Zool.), any wheat aphid. Wheat maggot (Zool.), the larva of a wheat midge. Wheat midge. (Zool.) (a) A small two-winged fly (Diplosis tritici) which is very destructive to growing wheat, both in Europe and America. The female lays her eggs in the flowers of wheat, and the larvae suck the juice of the young kernels and when full grown change to pupae in the earth. (b) The Hessian fly. See under Hessian. Wheat moth (Zool.), any moth whose larvae devour the grains of wheat, chiefly after it is harvested; a grain moth. See Angoumois Moth, also Grain moth, under Grain. Wheat thief (Bot.), gromwell; -- so called because it is a troublesome weed in wheat fields. See Gromwell. Wheat thrips (Zool.), a small brown thrips ({Thrips cerealium}) which is very injurious to the grains of growing wheat. Wheat weevil. (Zool.) (a) The grain weevil. (b) The rice weevil when found in wheat. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Wheat'
From: GCIDE
Widgeon \Widg"eon\, n. [Probably from an old French form of F. vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio, -onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zool.) Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus Anas. The common European widgeon (Anas penelope) and the American widgeon (Anas Americana) are the most important species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate, baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and whitebelly. [1913 Webster] Bald-faced widgeon, or Green-headed widgeon, the American widgeon. Black widgeon, the European tufted duck. Gray widgeon. (a) The gadwall. (b) The pintail duck. Great headed widgeon, the poachard. Pied widgeon. (a) The poachard. (b) The goosander. Saw-billed widgeon, the merganser. Sea widgeon. See in the Vocabulary. Spear widgeon, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.] Spoonbilled widgeon, the shoveler. White widgeon, the smew. Wood widgeon, the wood duck. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Wheat'
From: Easton
Wheat one of the earliest cultivated grains. It bore the Hebrew name _hittah_, and was extensively cultivated in Palestine. There are various species of wheat. That which Pharaoh saw in his dream was the Triticum compositum, which bears several ears upon one stalk (Gen. 41:5). The "fat of the kidneys of wheat" (Deut. 32:14), and the "finest of the wheat" (Ps. 81:16; 147:14), denote the best of the kind. It was exported from Palestine in great quantities (1 Kings 5:11; Ezek. 27:17; Acts 12:20).
Parched grains of wheat were used for food in Palestine (Ruth 2:14; 1 Sam. 17:17; 2 Sam. 17:28). The disciples, under the sanction of the Mosaic law (Deut. 23:25), plucked ears of corn, and rubbing them in their hands, ate the grain unroasted (Matt. 12:1; Mark 2:23; Luke 6:1). Before any of the wheat-harvest, however, could be eaten, the first-fruits had to be presented before the Lord (Lev. 23:14).
Synonyms of 'Wheat'
alfilaria, bamboo, barley, beach grass, beard grass, Bengal grass, bent, bent grass, bird seed, black bent, bluegrass, bog grass, bran, buckwheat, buffalo grass, bulrush, bunch grass, canary grass, cane, cat food, chicken feed, chop, corn, cotton grass, crab grass, dog food, eatage, English rye grass, ensilage, feather grass, feed, flyaway grass, fodder, forage, four-leaved grass, grain, grasses, hassock grass, hay, horsetail, Italian rye grass, Kentucky bluegrass, little quaking grass, lovegrass, maize, mash, meadow fescue, meadow foxtail, meadow grass, meal, millet, myrtle grass, oats, paddy, palm-leaved grass, pampas grass, papyrus, pasturage, pasture, peppergrass, pet food, provender, reed, ribbon grass, rice, rush, rye, scratch, scratch feed, scutch, sedge, sesame, sesame grass, silage, slops, sorghum, straw, striped grass, sugar cane, swill, switch grass, sword grass, tufted hair grass, wild oats, wire grass, woolly beard grass, worm grass, zebra grass, zoysia

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