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farro Syllabification: far·ro
Pronunciation: /ˈfärō/

Definition of farro in English:


A type of hulled wheat, especially spelt or emmer, typically used in salads, soups, and side dishes.
Example sentences
  • Cooked with sausage, then mixed with diced apples for a sweet crunch, farro makes a savory side dish for roast chicken.
  • My experience in cooking farro contradicts the instructions I've come across.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, reduce to a simmer and cook until farro is soft, about 15 minutes.


Late 18th century: Italian, from Latin, 'wheat'.

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