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 for Indian wheat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indian \In"di*an\ (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus,
     the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu,
     name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus.
     Cf. Hindu.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also to the East Indies,
        or, sometimes, to the West Indies.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Of or pertaining to the aborigines, or Indians, of
        America; as, Indian wars; the Indian tomahawk.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Made of maize or Indian corn; as, Indian corn, Indian
        meal, Indian bread, and the like. [U.S.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Indian+bay+(Bot.),+a+lauraceous+tree+({Persea+Indica">Indian bay (Bot.), a lauraceous tree ({Persea Indica).
  
     Indian bean (Bot.), a name of the catalpa.
  
     Indian berry. (Bot.) Same as Cocculus indicus.
  
     Indian bread. (Bot.) Same as Cassava.
  
     Indian club, a wooden club, which is swung by the hand for
        gymnastic exercise.
  
     Indian cordage, cordage made of the fibers of cocoanut
        husk.
  
     Indian cress (Bot.), nasturtium. See Nasturtium, 2.
  
     Indian cucumber (Bot.), a plant of the genus Medeola
        ({Medeola Virginica), a common in woods in the United
        States. The white rootstock has a taste like cucumbers.
  
     Indian currant (Bot.), a plant of the genus
        Symphoricarpus+({Symphoricarpus+vulgaris">Symphoricarpus ({Symphoricarpus vulgaris), bearing
        small red berries.
  
     Indian dye, the puccoon.
  
     Indian fig. (Bot.)
        (a) The banyan. See Banyan.
        (b) The prickly pear.
  
     Indian file, single file; arrangement of persons in a row
        following one after another, the usual way among Indians
        of traversing woods, especially when on the war path.
  
     Indian fire, a pyrotechnic composition of sulphur, niter,
        and realgar, burning with a brilliant white light.
  
     Indian grass (Bot.), a coarse, high grass ({Chrysopogon
        nutans), common in the southern portions of the United
        States; wood grass. --Gray.
  
     Indian hemp. (Bot.)
        (a) A plant of the genus Apocynum ({Apocynum
            cannabinum), having a milky juice, and a tough,
            fibrous bark, whence the name. The root it used in
            medicine and is both emetic and cathartic in
            properties.
        (b) The variety of common hemp ({Cannabis Indica), from
            which hasheesh is obtained.
  
     Indian mallow (Bot.), the velvet leaf ({Abutilon
        Avicenn[ae]). See Abutilon.
  
     Indian meal, ground corn or maize. [U.S.]
  
     Indian millet (Bot.), a tall annual grass ({Sorghum
        vulgare), having many varieties, among which are broom
        corn, Guinea corn, durra, and the Chinese sugar cane. It
        is called also Guinea corn. See Durra.
  
     Indian ox (Zool.), the zebu.
  
     Indian paint. See Bloodroot.
  
     Indian paper. See India paper, under India.
  
     Indian physic (Bot.), a plant of two species of the genus
        Gillenia+({Gillenia+trifoliata">Gillenia ({Gillenia trifoliata, and Gillenia
        stipulacea), common in the United States, the roots of
        which are used in medicine as a mild emetic; -- called
        also American ipecac, and bowman's root. --Gray.
  
     Indian pink. (Bot.)
        (a) The Cypress vine ({Ipom[oe]a Quamoclit); -- so called
            in the West Indies.
        (b) See China pink, under China.
  
     Indian pipe (Bot.), a low, fleshy herb ({Monotropa
        uniflora), growing in clusters in dark woods, and having
        scalelike leaves, and a solitary nodding flower. The whole
        plant is waxy white, but turns black in drying.
  
     Indian plantain (Bot.), a name given to several species of
        the genus Cacalia, tall herbs with composite white
        flowers, common through the United States in rich woods.
        --Gray.
  
     Indian poke (Bot.), a plant usually known as the white
        hellebore ({Veratrum viride}).
  
     Indian pudding, a pudding of which the chief ingredients
        are Indian meal, milk, and molasses.
  
     Indian purple.
        (a) A dull purple color.
        (b) The pigment of the same name, intensely blue and
            black.
  
     Indian red.
        (a) A purplish red earth or pigment composed of a silicate
            of iron and alumina, with magnesia. It comes from the
            Persian Gulf. Called also Persian red.
        (b) See Almagra.
  
     Indian rice (Bot.), a reedlike water grass. See Rice.
  
     Indian shot (Bot.), a plant of the genus Canna ({Canna
        Indica). The hard black seeds are as large as swan shot.
        See Canna.
  
     Indian summer, in the United States, a period of warm and
        pleasant weather occurring late in autumn. See under
        Summer.
  
     Indian tobacco (Bot.), a species of Lobelia. See
        Lobelia.
  
     Indian turnip (Bot.), an American plant of the genus
        Aris[ae]ma. Aris[ae]ma triphyllum has a wrinkled
        farinaceous root resembling a small turnip, but with a
        very acrid juice. See Jack in the Pulpit, and
        Wake-robin.
  
     Indian wheat, maize or Indian corn.
  
     Indian yellow.
        (a) An intense rich yellow color, deeper than gamboge but
            less pure than cadmium.
        (b) See Euxanthin.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wheat \Wheat\ (hw[=e]t), n. [OE. whete, AS. hw[=ae]te; akin to
     OS. hw[=e]ti, D. weit, G. weizen, OHG. weizzi, Icel. hveiti,
     Sw. hvete, Dan. hvede, Goth. hwaiteis, and E. white. See
     White.] (Bot.)
     A cereal grass ({Triticum vulgare) and its grain, which
     furnishes a white flour for bread, and, next to rice, is the
     grain most largely used by the human race.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Of this grain the varieties are numerous, as red wheat,
           white wheat, bald wheat, bearded wheat, winter wheat,
           summer wheat, and the like. Wheat is not known to exist
           as a wild native plant, and all statements as to its
           origin are either incorrect or at best only guesses.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Buck wheat. (Bot.) See Buckwheat.
  
     German wheat. (Bot.) See 2d Spelt.
  
     Guinea wheat (Bot.), a name for Indian corn.
  
     Indian wheat, or Tartary wheat (Bot.), a grain
        ({Fagopyrum Tartaricum) much like buckwheat, but only
        half as large.
  
     Turkey wheat (Bot.), a name for Indian corn.
  
     Wheat aphid, or Wheat aphis (Zool.), any one of several
        species of Aphis and allied genera, which suck the sap
        of growing wheat.
  
     Wheat beetle. (Zool.)
     (a) A small, slender, rusty brown beetle ({Sylvanus
         Surinamensis) whose larvae feed upon wheat, rice, and
         other grains.
     (b) A very small, reddish brown, oval beetle ({Anobium
         paniceum) whose larvae eat the interior of grains of
         wheat.
  
     Wheat duck (Zool.), the American widgeon. [Western U. S.]
        
  
     Wheat fly. (Zool.) Same as Wheat midge, below.
  
     Wheat+grass+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+grass+({Agropyrum+caninum">Wheat grass (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Agropyrum caninum)
        somewhat resembling wheat. It grows in the northern parts
        of Europe and America.
  
     Wheat jointworm. (Zool.) See Jointworm.
  
     Wheat louse (Zool.), any wheat aphid.
  
     Wheat maggot (Zool.), the larva of a wheat midge.
  
     Wheat midge. (Zool.)
     (a) A small two-winged fly ({Diplosis tritici) which is very
         destructive to growing wheat, both in Europe and America.
         The female lays her eggs in the flowers of wheat, and the
         larvae suck the juice of the young kernels and when full
         grown change to pupae in the earth.
     (b) The Hessian fly. See under Hessian.
  
     Wheat moth (Zool.), any moth whose larvae devour the grains
        of wheat, chiefly after it is harvested; a grain moth. See
        Angoumois Moth, also Grain moth, under Grain.
  
     Wheat thief (Bot.), gromwell; -- so called because it is a
        troublesome weed in wheat fields. See Gromwell.
  
     Wheat thrips (Zool.), a small brown thrips ({Thrips
        cerealium) which is very injurious to the grains of
        growing wheat.
  
     Wheat weevil. (Zool.)
     (a) The grain weevil.
     (b) The rice weevil when found in wheat.
         [1913 Webster]

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