any of certain primitive forms of wheat (esp., Triticum monococcum) cultivated by some prehistoric peoples
Origin of einkornGerman from ein, one + korn, seed, grain, akin to corn
A type of wheat (Triticum monococcum syn. T. monococcum subsp. monococcum) typically having one grain per spikelet, grown in semiarid regions. It was domesticated by Neolithic peoples in the Near East and is now cultivated in Europe and southwest Asia.
Origin of einkornGerman from Middle High German from Old High German ein one ; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots. korn grain ; see g&rlowring;ə-no- in Indo-European roots.