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ein·korn  audio  (nkôrn) KEY 

NOUN:
A one-seeded wheat (Triticum monococcum) grown in arid regions. Native to southwest Asia, it is one of the first crops to be domesticated by Neolithic peoples.

ETYMOLOGY:
German, from Middle High German, from Old High German : ein, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots + korn, grain; see g-no- in Indo-European roots


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