• A grain, considered either a subspecies of wheat, Triticum aestivum subsp. spelta, or a separate species Triticum spelta or Triticum dicoccon.
  • A thin piece of wood or metal; a splinter.
  • Spelter.


Similar words

  • dinkel wheat

Broader meaning words


  • From spell + -t. See spell.
  • From Middle English spelt, from Old English spelt ("spelt, corn"), from Old Saxon spelta; or from Late Latin spelta ("spelt"), from Frankish *spelta; all from Proto-Germanic *spiltaz.
  • From Middle High German spalden, or Old Norse spald.

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