food grain

Definitions of food grain
  1. noun
    foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    synonyms: cereal, grain
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    corn, edible corn
    ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
    grist
    grain intended to be or that has been ground
    groats
    the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals
    millet
    small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
    barley, barleycorn
    a grain of barley
    buckwheat
    grain ground into flour
    wheat, wheat berry
    grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
    oat
    seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')
    rice
    grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
    Indian rice, wild rice
    grains of aquatic grass of North America
    malt
    a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
    green corn, sweet corn
    corn that can be eaten as a vegetable while still young and soft
    hominy
    hulled corn with the bran and germ removed
    popcorn
    small kernels of corn exploded by heat
    pearl barley
    barley ground into small round pellets
    bulghur, bulgur, bulgur wheat
    parched crushed wheat
    cracked wheat
    grains of wheat that have been crushed into small pieces
    brown rice
    unpolished rice retaining the yellowish-brown outer layer
    polished rice, white rice
    having husk or outer brown layers removed
    paddy
    rice in the husk either gathered or still in the field
    wort
    unfermented or fermenting malt
    type of:
    food product, foodstuff
    a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
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