Wordlist: Grain

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grain
 
the harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops e.g. wheat, corn, barley
 
barley
 
a strong cereal of the genus Hordeum, or its grains, often used as food or to make malted drinks
 
maize
 
the most widely grown crop in the Americas, a grass domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, also known as corn
 
oats
 
a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name, makes up a large part of the diet of horses and is regularly fed to cattle as well
 
rye
 
a grass, closely related to barley and wheat, used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskies, some vodkas, and animal fodder
 
hop
 
a small genus of flowering plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, from whose flowers beer or ale is brewed
 
wheat
 
any of several cereal grains, of the genus Triticum, that yields flour as used in baking
 
cotton
 
a plant that encases its seed in a thin fibre that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth
 
 
  • grain
    • grain, grains[ɡɹeɪn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops e.g. wheat, corn, barley
    • Example:
      • We stored a thousand tons of grain for the winter.
  • barley
    • barley[ˈbɑ:li](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a strong cereal of the genus Hordeum, or its grains, often used as food or to make malted drinks
    • Example:
      • Did you harvest any barley last year?
  • maize
    • maize[meɪz](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the most widely grown crop in the Americas, a grass domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, also known as corn
    • Example:
      • Because of its shallow roots, maize is susceptible to droughts.
      • Homophone(s):
        maze
  • oats
    • oats[əʊt](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name, makes up a large part of the diet of horses and is regularly fed to cattle as well
    • Example:
      • Oats are used in some brands of dog and chicken feed.
  • rye
    • rye[raɪ](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a grass, closely related to barley and wheat, used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskies, some vodkas, and animal fodder
    • Example:
      • Rye is grown primarily in Eastern, Central and Northern Europe.
  • hop
    • hop[hɒp](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small genus of flowering plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, from whose flowers beer or ale is brewed
    • Example:
      • Hop shoots grow very rapidly.
  • wheat
    • wheat[wiːt](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • any of several cereal grains, of the genus Triticum, that yields flour as used in baking
    • Example:
      • Wheat grain is a staple food used to make flour for breads, biscuits, cookies, cakes, breakfast cereal, pasta, noodles, couscous and for fermentation to make beer, other alcoholic beverages or biofuel.
  • cotton
    • cotton[ˈkɒt.ən](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a plant that encases its seed in a thin fibre that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth
    • Example:
      • Joan only wears cotton shirts.
 

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maize
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        barley
        a strong cereal of the genus Hordeum, or its grains, often used as food or to make malted drinks
        grain
        the harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops e.g. wheat, corn, barley
        hop
        a small genus of flowering plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, from whose flowers beer or ale is brewed
        wheat
        any of several cereal grains, of the genus Triticum, that yields flour as used in baking
        rye
        a grass, closely related to barley and wheat, used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskies, some vodkas, and animal fodder
        cotton
        a plant that encases its seed in a thin fibre that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth
        oats
        a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name, makes up a large part of the diet of horses and is regularly fed to cattle as well
        maize
        the most widely grown crop in the Americas, a grass domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, also known as corn
         
         
         

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        hop
        a small genus of flowering plants native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, from whose flowers beer or ale is brewed
        oats
        a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, which is known by the same name, makes up a large part of the diet of horses and is regularly fed to cattle as well
        grain
        the harvested seeds of various grass-related food crops e.g. wheat, corn, barley
        rye
        a grass, closely related to barley and wheat, used for flour, rye bread, rye beer, some whiskies, some vodkas, and animal fodder
        maize
        the most widely grown crop in the Americas, a grass domesticated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica, also known as corn
        barley
        a strong cereal of the genus Hordeum, or its grains, often used as food or to make malted drinks
        wheat
        any of several cereal grains, of the genus Triticum, that yields flour as used in baking
        cotton
        a plant that encases its seed in a thin fibre that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth
         
         
         
         

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