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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wheat  \Wheat\  (hw[=e]t),  n.  [OE.  whete,  AS  hw[=ae]te;  akin  to 
  OS  hw[=e]ti,  D.  weit,  G.  weizen,  OHG.  weizzi  Icel.  hveiti 
  Sw  hvete,  Dan.  hvede  Goth.  hwaiteis  and  E.  white.  See 
  {White}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  cereal  grass  ({Triticum  vulgare})  and  its  grain,  which 
  furnishes  a  white  flour  for  bread,  and  next  to  rice,  is  the 
  grain  most  largely  used  by  the  human  race. 
  Note:  Of  this  grain  the  varieties  are  numerous,  as  red  wheat, 
  white  wheat,  bald  wheat,  bearded  wheat,  winter  wheat, 
  summer  wheat,  and  the  like  Wheat  is  not  known  to  exist 
  as  a  wild  native  plant,  and  all  statements  as  to  its 
  origin  are  either  incorrect  or  at  best  only  guesses. 
  {Buck  wheat}.  (Bot.)  See  {Buckwheat}. 
  {German  wheat}.  (Bot.)  See  2d  {Spelt}. 
  {Guinea  wheat}  (Bot.),  a  name  for  Indian  corn. 
  {Indian  wheat},  or  {Tartary  wheat}  (Bot.),  a  grain 
  ({Fagopyrum  Tartaricum})  much  like  buckwheat,  but  only 
  half  as  large 
  {Turkey  wheat}  (Bot.),  a  name  for  Indian  corn. 
  {Wheat  aphid},  or  {Wheat  aphis}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of 
  several  species  of  Aphis  and  allied  genera,  which  suck  the 
  sap  of  growing  wheat. 
  {Wheat  beetle}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  slender,  rusty  brown  beetle  ({Sylvanus 
  Surinamensis})  whose  larv[ae]  feed  upon  wheat,  rice,  and 
  other  grains. 
  b  A  very  small  reddish  brown,  oval  beetle  ({Anobium 
  paniceum})  whose  larv[ae]  eat  the  interior  of  grains  of 
  {Wheat  duck}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  American  widgeon.  [Western  U. 
  {Wheat  fly}.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Wheat  midge},  below. 
  {Wheat  grass}  (Bot.),  a  kind  of  grass  ({Agropyrum  caninum}) 
  somewhat  resembling  wheat.  It  grows  in  the  northern  parts 
  of  Europe  and  America. 
  {Wheat  jointworm}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Jointworm}. 
  {Wheat  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  wheat  aphid. 
  {Wheat  maggot}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  a  wheat  midge. 
  {Wheat  midge}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  two-winged  fly  ({Diplosis  tritici})  which  is  very 
  destructive  to  growing  wheat,  both  in  Europe  and  America. 
  The  female  lays  her  eggs  in  the  flowers  of  wheat,  and  the 
  larv[ae]  suck  the  juice  of  the  young  kernels  and  when 
  full  grown  change  to  pup[ae]  in  the  earth. 
  b  The  Hessian  fly.  See  under  {Hessian}. 
  {Wheat  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  moth  whose  larv[ae]  devour  the 
  grains  of  wheat,  chiefly  after  it  is  harvested;  a  grain 
  moth.  See  {Angoumois  Moth},  also  {Grain  moth},  under 
  {Wheat  thief}  (Bot.),  gromwell;  --  so  called  because  it  is  a 
  troublesome  weed  in  wheat  fields.  See  {Gromwell}. 
  {Wheat  thrips}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  brown  thrips  ({Thrips 
  cerealium})  which  is  very  injurious  to  the  grains  of 
  growing  wheat. 
  {Wheat  weevil}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  grain  weevil. 
  b  The  rice  weevil  when  found  in  wheat. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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  ({A.  Americana})  are  the  most  important 
  species.  The  latter  is  called  also  {baldhead},  {baldpate}, 
  {baldface},  {baldcrown},  {smoking  duck},  {wheat},  {duck},  and 
  {Bald-faced},  or  {Green-headed},  widgeon,  the  American 
  {Black  widgeon},  the  European  tufted  duck. 
  {Gray  widgeon}. 
  a  The  gadwall. 
  b  The  pintail  duck. 
  {Great  headed  widgeon},  the  poachard. 
  {Pied  widgeon}. 
  a  The  poachard. 
  b  The  goosander. 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  annual  or  biennial  grass  having  erect  flower  spikes  and 
  light  brown  grains  [syn:  {corn}] 
  2:  grains  of  common  wheat;  sometimes  cooked  whole  or  cracked  as 
  cereal;  usually  ground  into  flour  [syn:  {wheat  berry}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  one  of  the  earliest  cultivated  grains.  It  bore  the  Hebrew  name 
  _hittah_,  and  was  extensively  cultivated  in  Palestine.  There  are 
  various  species  of  wheat.  That  which  Pharaoh  saw  in  his  dream 
  was  the  Triticum  compositum  which  bears  several  ears  upon  one 
  stalk  (Gen.  41:5).  The  "fat  of  the  kidneys  of  wheat"  (Deut. 
  32:14),  and  the  "finest  of  the  wheat"  (Ps.  81:16;  147:14), 
  denote  the  best  of  the  kind  It  was  exported  from  Palestine  in 
  great  quantities  (1  Kings  5:11;  Ezek.  27:17;  Acts  12:20). 
  Parched  grains  of  wheat  were  used  for  food  in  Palestine  (Ruth 
  2:14;  1  Sam.  17:17;  2  Sam.  17:28).  The  disciples,  under  the 
  sanction  of  the  Mosaic  law  (Deut.  23:25),  plucked  ears  of  corn, 
  and  rubbing  them  in  their  hands,  ate  the  grain  unroasted  (Matt. 
  12:1;  Mark  2:23;  Luke  6:1).  Before  any  of  the  wheat-harvest, 
  however,  could  be  eaten,  the  first-fruits  had  to  be  presented 
  before  the  Lord  (Lev.  23:14). 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  WHEAT,  n.  A  cereal  from  which  a  tolerably  good  whisky  can  with  some 
  difficulty  be  made  and  which  is  used  also  for  bread.  The  French  are 
  said  to  eat  more  bread  _per  capita_  of  population  than  any  other 
  people,  which  is  natural,  for  only  they  know  how  to  make  the  stuff 

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