Definition of wheaten in US English:



  • 1(especially of bread) made of wheat.

    ‘a wheaten loaf’
    • ‘In southern Britain, potatoes only became part of the staple diet of the poor during the early 19th cent. when the rising cost of wheaten bread obliged people to change.’
    • ‘Although most Borders have dark ears and muzzles, their coats may be grizzle and tan, blue and tan, red or wheaten.’
    • ‘I know my wheaten Scottie, Sheila will find a place.’
    • ‘There were several newly baked wheaten loaves, and some hen's eggs, broken open and boiled in broth.’
    • ‘As the staple food, wheaten bread has been established since the Spanish regime, and the typical bun, called pan de sal (bread of salt), is the usual breakfast bread.’
    • ‘His wheaten hair fell in an untamed shock across his forehead, and though it did not indicate recent trimming, his sideburns were neatly shaped.’
    • ‘Baker is another common English name and they were baking leavened wheaten loaves (raised with yeast) in brick ovens 1200 years ago, not so different to our own.’
    • ‘On Sundays and holidays he ate a bit of wheaten bread a piece of broiled salmon and a full cup of mead or ale.’
    • ‘On Sundays he ate a bit of wheaten bread, a piece of broiled salmon and a full cup of mead or ale.’
    • ‘The glossy appearance of wheaten corn flour is from the fact that in ordinary flour the gluten remains undissolved and does not transmit light.’
    • ‘Staple foods in Eritrea include kitcha, which is thin and unleavened and prepared from wheaten flour.’
    • ‘They were like sisters, though different as night and day - willowy Drueta with her wheaten locks and azure eyes, and sensual Sisilla with hair of ebony and eyes of gold.’
    • ‘The people's clothes were poorly made as well, their clothes were similar to wheaten sacks and none but the black smith had reasonable clothes on.’
    • ‘I stayed the night in Dromore with Jimmy and Elise, at Sylvan Hill House, where hospitality was borne on plates of wheaten bread.’
    • ‘Cream, gray, wheaten and red are other typical colors.’
    • ‘Bread of barley and wheaten flour stood for life, wine for celebration.’
    • ‘Modir took a patterned cloth of bright linen and covered the table; then she took fine white wheaten bread and covered the cloth.’
    • ‘My goodness, what a terrifically odd and bizarre wheaten bread product you are, upon my word!’
    • ‘They sat in their carved chairs, and we ate slices of wheaten bread and toasted cheeses and drank weak ale.’
    • ‘A heavy bread made from barley flour was common, but there is evidence that at least some people had wheaten bread available to them.’
    • ‘The plate of stewed mutton, wheaten bread and cheese presented to her was strangely appetising, and she thought nothing of bolting down her meal like a lone wolf after a seven-season famine.’
    • ‘Consumed worldwide, this wheaten staple is uniquely versatile, simple to make and always satisfying.’
    • ‘The by-product of gluten production, also called non-glutinous flour or wheaten cornstarch.’
    • ‘Moreover the shift to wheaten bread, in preference to what were perceived to be inferior, darker flours, was accelerated by the onset of the French wars.’
    • ‘What came out of the darn machine this morning was wheaten but it wasn't bread.’
    • ‘The lower classes drink wheaten beer prepared with honey.’
    1. 1.1 Of a color resembling that of wheat; a pale yellow-beige.
      ‘the coat is wheaten or fawn in color’
      • ‘She has a beautiful even, harsh coat, dark wheaten in colour and a dear wee head with a good-shaped muzzle.’
      • ‘His wheaten colored hair illuminated his corn blue eyes.’
      beige, straw-coloured, yellowish, yellowish-brown, brownish-yellow, light brown, pale brown, tan, fawn, sand, sandy, oatmeal, biscuit, coffee, coffee-coloured, camel, caramel
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