There are 2 definitions of spelt in English:

spelt1

Syllabification: spelt
  • chiefly British past and past participle of spell1.

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There are 2 definitions of spelt in English:

spelt2

Syllabification: spelt
Pronunciation: /spelt
 
/

noun

  • An old kind of wheat with bearded ears and spikelets that each contain two narrow grains, not widely grown but favored as a health food. Compare with einkorn, emmer.
    • Triticum spelta, family Gramineae
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    • Soybeans, corn, wheat and spelt are the focus, along with some dry beans, a little oats, and assorted cover crops.
    • Little of the wheat or spelt in New York made baking quality; farmers just couldn't get into the sodden fields to harvest before the grain sprouted.
    • For those who cannot tolerate the gluten in spelt and wheat, there are gluten-free options.

Origin

late Old English, from Old Saxon spelta. The word was rare until the 16th century, when it was readopted from Middle Dutch.

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