triticale definition by Webster's New World
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- a hybrid with a high protein content, produced by crossing wheat and rye
- the grain of this plant
Origin: ; from Triticum, genus name of wheat plush Secale, genus name of rye
triticale definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A hardy hybrid of wheat and rye having a high yield.
- The grains of this hybrid.
Origin: Latin trīticum, wheat (from trītus, past participle of terere, to rub, thresh; see trite) + sēcale, rye.