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wheat click to hear : wheat

Cereal cultivated for its grain, important in producing food, especially foodstuffs such as flour, bread and semolina.
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wheat: spike section of a grain of wheat seed coat germ starch brush

wheat: spike click to hear : wheat: spike

The spike is composed of a main axis bearing seeds without a pedicel; the seeds are clustered at the stem’s apex.

section of a grain of wheat click to hear : section of a grain of wheat

A grain of wheat is a small dry fruit whose single grain is fused to its casing; the varieties differ in size, shape and color.

seed coat click to hear : seed coat

Protective many-layered casing covering the starch and the germ; once separated from the grain, it is known as bran.

germ click to hear : germ

The plant’s embryo, located in the lower part of the grain; after germination, it enables a new plant to grow.

starch click to hear : starch

Part of the grain where the nutrients required for germ growth are stored; the starch can be ground into flour.

brush click to hear : brush

Remnant of the flower’s stigmas; they resemble a tuft of hair atop the grain.