Crossword clues for wheat
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Widgeon \Widg"eon\, n. [Probably from an old French form of F. vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio, -onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus Anas. The common European widgeon ( Anas penelope) and the American widgeon ( Anas Americana) are the most important species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate, baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and whitebelly. Bald-faced widgeon, or Green-headed widgeon, the American widgeon. Black widgeon, the European tufted duck. Gray widgeon.
The pintail duck. Great headed widgeon, the poachard. Pied widgeon.
Saw-billed widgeon, the merganser.
Sea widgeon. See in the Vocabulary.
Spear widgeon, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.]
Spoonbilled widgeon, the shoveler.
White widgeon, the smew.
Wood widgeon, the wood duck.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hwæte "wheat," from Proto-Germanic *hwaitjaz (cognates: Old Saxon hweti, Old Norse hveiti, Norwegian kveite, Old Frisian hwete, Middle Dutch, Dutch weit, Old High German weizzi, German Weizen, Gothic hvaiteis "wheat"), literally "that which is white" (in reference to the grain or the meal), from PIE *kwoid-yo-, suffixed variant form of root *kweid-, *kweit- "to shine" (see white; and compare Welsh gwenith "wheat," related to gwenn "white"). The Old World grain was introduced into New Spain in 1528. Wheaties, the cereal brand name, was patented 1925.
a. wheaten, of a light brown colour, like that of wheat. n. 1 (context countable English) any of several cereal grains, of the genus ''Triticum'', that yields flour as used in bakery. 2 (context uncountable English) a light brown colour, like that of wheat.
Wheat (Triticum spp.) is a cereal grain, (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis) originally from the Levant region of the Near East but now cultivated worldwide. In 2013, world production of wheat was 713 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (1,016 million tons) and rice (745 million tons). Wheat was the second most-produced cereal in 2009; world production in that year was 682 million tons, after maize (817 million tons), and with rice as a close third (679 million tons).
This grain is grown on more land area than any other commercial food. World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined. Globally, wheat is the leading source of vegetable protein in human food, having a higher protein content than the other major cereals maize (corn) and rice. In terms of total production tonnages used for food, it is currently second to rice as the main human food crop and ahead of maize, after allowing for maize's more extensive use in animal feeds. The archaeological record suggests that this first occurred in the regions known as the Fertile Crescent.
Wheat is an American indie-rock band formed by Scott Levesque (vocals, guitar), Brendan Harney (drums, vocals), Ricky Brennan Jr. (guitar, vocals), and Kenny Madaras (bass) in Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1996.
Wheat is a 2009 Chinese historical drama film directed by He Ping, starring Fan Bingbing, Wang Jue, Du Jiayi, Wang Xueqi and Wang Zhiwen. The film tells the story of women left behind when their husbands went to war.
The film was produced for US$6 million and was funded by He Ping's own Beijing Classic Culture, along with Polybona Films, and the state-backed Xi'an Film Studio.
Wheat may refer to:
- Wheat, a type of cultivated grass used in agriculture
- Wheat (surname)
- Wheat (band), indie rock band
- Wheat (color), a color that resembles wheat
- Wheat, Tennessee, a former community, United States
- Wheat, West Virginia, an unincorporated community, United States
- WEAT, a radio station licensed to the West Palm Beach, Florida market.
- Thinopyrum intermedium, an intermediate wheatgrass
Wheat is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Alan Wheat (born 1951), American politician
- Brian Wheat (born 1963), American musician
- DeJuan Wheat (born 1973), American basketball player
- Ken Wheat (born 1950), American screenwriter, film producer and director
- Lloyd F. Wheat (born 1923), American politician and lawyer
- Mark Wheat, English-born American DJ
- Mike Wheat, American judge
- Natasha Wheat (born 1981), American artist
- Sara Wheat (born 1984), American figure skater
- Sheila D. Wheat, American singer
Usage examples of "wheat".
Volgnarius has seen a grain of wheat make its exit from the axilla, and Polisius mentions an abscess of the back from which was extracted a grain of wheat three months after ingestion.
Ye say, it shall soon pass over and we shall fare afield And reap the wheat with the war-sword and winnow in the shield.
Rice and wheat were feeble and undependable crops here, but the amaranth is so hardy that we have to use herbicides around the fields to keep it from spreading.
The cafe still serves breakfast all day, but the quiche on the menu is as likely to contain porta bello mushrooms as cheddar cheese, the bread is homemade, thick, and filled with goodies like wheat germ and nuts, and the lunch sandwiches are served on baguettes with avocado slices and bean sprouts.
With cotton, wool, wheat and mountains rich in minerals, Shensi should have been prosperous but was not, owing to opium-smoking and banditry, but fundamentally to lack of good communications.
Before the rain commenced, Bowie had heard sounds of the town, but now there was only the smacking of the wind-driven rain against the shocks of old wheat around him and its clatter on the stubbled earth.
Rainfall at Centennial is only thirteen inches a year, when any farmer knows that to produce even miserly corn or wheat requires twenty-one.
She thought about all the different types of bread that might be in those sandwiches -- quinoa, winter wheat, sprouted rye -- and the fillings -- potted cuy, chlorella paste, maybe even real chicken, or freeze-dried ham imported from Earth.
She fingered the especially well-cut wheat stem cicatrice of the heresy.
Chemically the Potato contains citric acid, like that of the lemon, which is admirable against scurvy: also potash, which is equally antiscorbutic, and phosphoric acid, yielding phosphorus in a quantity less only than that afforded by the apple, and by wheat.
Hamilton was Acting Prime Minister on May 2, when the devaluation was announced, and personally telephoned most of the editors of Prairie newspapers, hinting that the main purpose of the move had been to raise the external price of Canadian wheat.
Oatmeal comes the nearest to wheat in the amount of nitrogen or protein, but the digestible part of this is much smaller than in wheat, and the indigestible portion is decidedly irritating to the bowels, so that if used in excess of about one-fifth of our total starch-food required, it is likely to upset the digestion.
Dona Luz, and the Flowering Wheat Health Food Store in Chamisa-ville, and she raked in the dinero hand over fist.
Once as they were sauntering homeward by the brink of the turbid Eger, they came to a man lying on the grass with a pipe in his mouth, and lazily watching from under his fallen lids the cows grazing by the river-side, while in a field of scraggy wheat a file of women were reaping a belated harvest with sickles, bending wearily over to clutch the stems together and cut them with their hooked blades.
She dragged the poles to the field and left them while she gathered seed heads of einkorn wheat and rye for the rest of the afternoon, then dragged them back to the cave.