An old kind of wheat with small bearded ears and spikelets that each contain one slender grain, used as fodder in prehistoric times but now rarely grown.
- Triticum monococcum, family Gramineae.
- 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.
- Domesticates included herded sheep and goats together with hulled barley, and emmer and einkorn wheat.
Early 20th century: from German, from ein 'one' + Korn 'seed'.
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