Not to be confused with the other kind of spelt.

spelt /spɛlt/ [spelt]

noun
a wheat, Triticum aestivum spelta, native to southern Europe and western Asia, used chiefly for livestock feed. 

[Origin: bef. 1000; ME, OE < LL spelta, prob. < Gmc; cf. OHG spelza (G Spelt)]

Source: Dictionary.com.

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