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 for wheat
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 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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Widgeon \Widg"eon\, n. [Probably from an old French form of F.
     vigeon, vingeon, gingeon; of uncertain origin; cf. L. vipio,
     -onis, a kind of small crane.] (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of fresh-water ducks, especially
     those belonging to the subgenus Mareca, of the genus
     Anas.+The+common+European+widgeon+({Anas+penelope">Anas. The common European widgeon ({Anas penelope) and the
     American widgeon ({Anas Americana) are the most important
     species. The latter is called also baldhead, baldpate,
     baldface, baldcrown, smoking duck, wheat, duck, and
     [1913 Webster]
     Bald-faced widgeon, or Green-headed widgeon, the American
     Black widgeon, the European tufted duck.
     Gray widgeon.
     (a) The gadwall.
     (b) The pintail duck.
     Great headed widgeon, the poachard.
     Pied widgeon.
     (a) The poachard.
     (b) The goosander.
     Saw-billed widgeon, the merganser.
     Sea widgeon. See in the Vocabulary.
     Spear widgeon, the goosander. [Prov. Eng.]
     Spoonbilled widgeon, the shoveler.
     White widgeon, the smew.
     Wood widgeon, the wood duck.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and
           light brown grains
      2: grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as
         cereal; usually ground into flour [syn: wheat, wheat
      3: a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
         [syn: pale yellow, straw, wheat]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "wheat":
     Bengal grass, English rye grass, Italian rye grass,
     Kentucky bluegrass, alfilaria, bamboo, barley, beach grass,
     beard grass, bent, bent grass, bird seed, black bent, bluegrass,
     bog grass, bran, buckwheat, buffalo grass, bulrush, bunch grass,
     canary grass, cane, cat food, chicken feed, chop, corn,
     cotton grass, crab grass, dog food, eatage, ensilage,
     feather grass, feed, flyaway grass, fodder, forage,
     four-leaved grass, grain, grasses, hassock grass, hay, horsetail,
     little quaking grass, lovegrass, maize, mash, meadow fescue,
     meadow foxtail, meadow grass, meal, millet, myrtle grass, oats,
     paddy, palm-leaved grass, pampas grass, papyrus, pasturage,
     pasture, peppergrass, pet food, provender, reed, ribbon grass,
     rice, rush, rye, scratch, scratch feed, scutch, sedge, sesame,
     sesame grass, silage, slops, sorghum, straw, striped grass,
     sugar cane, swill, switch grass, sword grass, tufted hair grass,
     wild oats, wire grass, woolly beard grass, worm grass, zebra grass,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     one of the earliest cultivated grains. It bore the Hebrew name
     _hittah_, and was extensively cultivated in Palestine. There are
     various species of wheat. That which Pharaoh saw in his dream
     was the Triticum compositum, which bears several ears upon one
     stalk (Gen. 41:5). The "fat of the kidneys of wheat" (Deut.
     32:14), and the "finest of the wheat" (Ps. 81:16; 147:14),
     denote the best of the kind. It was exported from Palestine in
     great quantities (1 Kings 5:11; Ezek. 27:17; Acts 12:20).
       Parched grains of wheat were used for food in Palestine (Ruth
     2:14; 1 Sam. 17:17; 2 Sam. 17:28). The disciples, under the
     sanction of the Mosaic law (Deut. 23:25), plucked ears of corn,
     and rubbing them in their hands, ate the grain unroasted (Matt.
     12:1; Mark 2:23; Luke 6:1). Before any of the wheat-harvest,
     however, could be eaten, the first-fruits had to be presented
     before the Lord (Lev. 23:14).

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  WHEAT, n.  A cereal from which a tolerably good whisky can with some
  difficulty be made, and which is used also for bread.  The French are
  said to eat more bread _per capita_ of population than any other
  people, which is natural, for only they know how to make the stuff

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