Definition of emmer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛmə/


[mass noun]
A long-established species of wheat with bearded ears and spikelets that each contain two grains, now grown mainly for fodder and breakfast cereals. Compare with einkorn, spelt2.
  • Triticum dicoccum, family Gramineae
Example sentences
  • Three species exist both as wild and domesticated wheats, einkorn, emmer, and breadwheat.
  • Bread wheat was the accidental ‘unnatural’ crossing of einkorn and then emmer wheat with another species.
  • Ancient or modern farmers have grown four wheat species: einkorn, emmer, timopheevi, and common (hexaploid, or bread) wheat.


Early 20th century: from German, from Old High German amer 'spelt'.

Words that rhyme with emmer

contemner, dilemma, Emma, Jemma, lemma, maremma, stemma, tremor
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