Definition of triticale in English:

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triticale

Pronunciation: /ˌtridiˈkālē/

noun

A hybrid grain produced by crossing wheat and rye, grown as a fodder crop.
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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Syllabification: trit·i·ca·le

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