Einkorn definition

īnkôrn
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.
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Any of certain primitive forms of wheat (esp., Triticum monococcum) cultivated by some prehistoric peoples.
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A form of wheat, Triticum monococcum, having a single grain.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
einkorn
Plural:
einkorns

Origin of einkorn

  • German from Middle High German from Old High German ein one oi-no- in Indo-European roots korn grain gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition