Definition of durum in English:

durum

Syllabification: du·rum
Pronunciation: /ˈd(y)o͝orəm
 
/
(also durum wheat)

noun

  • A kind of hard wheat grown in arid regions, having bearded ears and yielding flour that is used to make pasta.
    • Triticum durum, family Gramineae
    More example sentences
    • Pasta can be made from soft wheat, durum wheat, buckwheat, rice, soya beans and mung beans.
    • It expects total production for its six major crops wheat, barley, durum, canola, flax and oats to reach 50 million tonnes this year, up from 43 million last year.
    • It was caused by a pathogen that invaded the wheat grain, and also affected durum wheats and triticale.

Origin

early 20th century: from Latin, neuter of durus 'hard', used in the species name since 1798.

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