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whole grain

whole grain

 
pronunciation:
hol greIn [or] hol greIn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: unrefined wheat, corn, or other grain, from which the bran, or husk, and germ have not been removed, and which therefore contains more of the fiber and nutrients considered healthful than does refined grain.
The company has switched to using whole grain in its wheat flour.
definition 2: a whole kernel of grain, including the bran and germ often removed during processing.
derivation: whole-grain (adj.)