Of this grain the varieties are numerous, as red wheat, white wheat, bald wheat, bearded wheat, winter wheat, summer wheat, and the like. Wheat is not known to exist as a wild native plant, and all statements as to its origin are either incorrect or at best only guesses. Buck wheat.
Origin: OE. Whete, AS. Hwte; akin to OS. Hwti, D. Weit, G. Weizen, OHG. Weizzi, Icel. Hveiti, Sw. Hvete, Dan. Hvede, Goth. Hwaiteis, and E. While. See White.