noun Etymology: German, from Old High German amari Date: circa 1900 an ancient tetraploid wheat (Triticum dicoccum) that has spikelets with two hard red kernels which remain in the glumes after threshing and that has been cultivated especially in southwest Asia, northeast Africa, and Europe

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  • Emmer — bezeichnet Emmer (Getreide), eine Weizenart Emmer (Weser), einen Nebenfluss der Weser in früheren Jahren eine Vogelart, siehe Ammern Emmer ist der Familienname folgender Personen: David Emmer (* 1967), italienischer Dokumentarfilmer Frank Emmer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • emmer — n. a hard red wheat ({Triticum dicoccum}) grown especially in Russia and Germany; also grown in the U. S. as stock feed. Syn: starch wheat, two grain spelt, {Triticum dicoccum}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emmer — species of wheat, 1908, from Ger. Emmer, variant of Amelkorn, from amel starch, from L. amylum (see AMYL (Cf. amyl)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Emmer — Emmer, Weizenart, s. Dinkel [Abb. 425d] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Emmer — Sm Dinkel per. Wortschatz fach. obd. (10. Jh.), mhd. amer, emer, ahd. amar(o), amari, as. amer Stammwort. Das Wort ist die alte Bezeichnung des Dinkels. Herkunft unklar. Aus älterem emmerkorn entstand schwz. Merkorn. Vgl. Dinkel, Einkorn, Spelt;… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Emmer — ↑ Ammer …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • emmer — [em′ər] n. [Ger < OHG amari] any of a group of wheat species having 14 pairs of chromosomes, esp. a wild species (Triticum dicoccum) having a spike broken up into segments and grains that do not thresh free of the chaff: see DURUM …   English World dictionary

  • Emmer — Taxobox name = Emmer wheat image width = 240px image caption = Spikes (ears) of cultivated emmer wheat regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Triticum species = T. dicoccon binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Emmer — Ẹm|mer 〈m. 3; unz.; süddt.〉 primitive Kulturform des Weizens: Triticum dicoccum; Sy Amelkorn, Zweikorn [<ahd. amari, Nebenform zu amar(o); → Amelkorn, Ammer1] * * * Ẹm|mer, der; s [spätmhd. emer, ahd. amari, wohl Nebenf. von: amar(o), H. u.] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • emmer — /em euhr/, n. a wheat, Triticum turgidum dicoccon, having a two grained spikelet, grown as a forage crop in Europe, Asia, and the western U.S. [1905 10; < G; MHG emer, OHG amari, by form of amar(o) ( > G Amelkorn emmer); cf. YELLOWHAMMER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Emmer — This interesting and unusual surname has two possible sources. Firstly, it may be of Old French origin, as a variant of Emmer , which comes from an Old Germanic personal name composed of the elements erm , a short form of ermin , meaning large,… …   Surnames reference

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