Definition of wholemeal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhəʊlmiːl/


Denoting flour or bread made from whole grains of wheat, including the husk or outer layer.
Example sentences
  • The problem with ‘granary’ bread is that the wholemeal flour content can actually be quite low.
  • Good sources include wholegrains (brown rice, wholemeal bread, wholewheat pasta), nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables.
  • Eat unrefined starches like wholemeal bread, brown rice and wholewheat pasta.


[mass noun]
Wholemeal bread or flour: sliced wholemeal with added bran
More example sentences
  • A jacket potato stuffed with field mushrooms, and a couple of slices of good organic wholemeal so's not to waste any of the delicious sauce.
  • Give me a couple of slices of wholemeal, and I'm a happy man.
  • Slower sugar-releasing breads such as 100 per cent wholemeal or whole rye bread would be a better bet.

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