Wheat vs. Barley

Wheat vs. Barley — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Wheat and Barley

Wheatnoun

Any of various annual cereal grasses of the genus Triticum of the Mediterranean region and southwest Asia, especially T. aestivum, widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties for its commercially important edible grain.

Barleynoun

A grass in the genus Hordeum native to temperate regions, having flowers in terminal, often long-awned spikes and widely cultivated for its grain.

Wheatnoun

The grain of any of these grasses, ground to produce flour used in breads, pasta, and other foods.

Barleynoun

The grain of H. vulgare or its varieties, used in malt production and as food for livestock and humans.

Wheatnoun

(countable) Any of several cereal grains, of the genus Triticum, that yields flour as used in bakery.

Barleynoun

A cereal of the species Hordeum vulgare, or its grains, often used as food or to make beer and other malted drinks.

Wheatnoun

(uncountable) A light brown colour, like that of wheat.

Barleynoun

a grain of barley

Wheatadjective

Wheaten, of a light brown colour, like that of wheat.

Barleynoun

cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain

Wheatnoun

annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

Wheatnoun

grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour