There are 2 main definitions of spelt in English:

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spelt 1

Pronunciation: /spɛlt/
Past and past participle of spell1.

Words that rhyme with spelt

belt, Celt, dealt, dwelt, felt, gelt, knelt, melt, misdealt, pelt, Scheldt, smelt, svelte, veld, welt

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There are 2 main definitions of spelt in English:

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spelt 2

Pronunciation: /spɛlt/

noun

[mass noun]
An old kind of wheat with bearded ears and spikelets that each contain two narrow grains, not widely grown but favoured as a health food. Compare with einkorn, emmer.
  • Triticum spelta, family Gramineae.
Example sentences
  • 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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