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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spelt, Triticum spelta, Triticum aestivum spelta(noun)

    hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spelt

    of Spell

  2. Spelt

    imp. & p. p. of Spell. Spelled

  3. Spelt(noun)

    a species of grain (Triticum Spelta) much cultivated for food in Germany and Switzerland; -- called also German wheat

  4. Spelt(noun)


  5. Spelt

    to split; to break; to spalt

  6. Origin: [See Spell a splinter.]


  1. Spelt

    Spelt, also known as dinkel wheat, or hulled wheat, is an ancient species of wheat from the fifth millennium BC. Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times; it now survives as a relict crop in Central Europe and northern Spain and has found a new market as a health food. Spelt is sometimes considered a subspecies of the closely related species common wheat, in which case its botanical name is considered to be Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta. It is a hexaploid wheat, which means it has six sets of chromosomes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spelt

    spelt, n. a kind of wheat, probably only a race of common wheat, still grown in the mountainous parts of Europe and elsewhere—also called German wheat. [A.S. spelt—Low L. spelta.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'spelt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4614

Anagrams for spelt »

  1. Pelts

  2. Slept

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spelt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spelt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spelt in a Sentence

  1. Coventry Patmore:

    Every evil is some good spelt backwards, and in it the wise know how to read Wisdom.

  2. Arthur Rimbaud:

    For a long time I found the celebrities of modern painting and poetry ridiculous. I loved absurd pictures, fanlights, stage scenery, mountebanks backcloths, inn-signs, cheap colored prints; unfashionable literature, church Latin, pornographic books badly spelt, grandmothers novels, fairy stories, little books for children, old operas, empty refrains, simple rhythms.

Images & Illustrations of spelt

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