Definition of triticale in English:

triticale

Line breaks: triti|cale
Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪtɪˈkeɪli
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A hybrid cereal produced by crossing wheat and rye, grown as a fodder crop.
    More example sentences
    • The team looked at crops such as corn, peas, proso millet, safflower, sunflower, triticale, and winter wheat, with some crops grown for grain and some for forage.
    • It's a mix of tastes and textures - flakes, twigs, and granola - made from whole oats, brown rice, rye, red winter wheat, triticale, buckwheat, barley, and sesame seeds.
    • The physical position of transgenes has been detected by fluorescent in situ hybridization in cereals such as barley, wheat, triticale, and oat.

Origin

1950s: modern Latin, from a blend of the genus names Triticum 'wheat' and Secale 'rye'.

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