Is the principal and most valuable kind of grain for the service of man, and is produced in almost every part of the world, Genesis 30:14 Deuteronomy 8:8 Judges 6:11 Matthew 13:25 1 Corinthians 15:37. It is often intended where the word corn is used. See CORN.
The Egyptian wheat, Triticum Compositum, has six or seven ears on one head; so that it presented its usual appearance in this respect in Pharaoh’s dream, Genesis 41:5-7. The "meat-offerings" of the Mosaic service, Leviticus 2:1-16, were all made of wheaten flour.
These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'WHEAT'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".