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Grain of Secale cereale, the predominant cereal in some parts of Europe; very hardy and withstands adverse conditions better than wheat. Rye flour is dark and the dough lacks elasticity; rye bread is usually made with sourdough (see bread, sourdough) rather than yeast. See also bread, rye; crispbreads; ergot; ergotism; pumpernickel; triticale.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

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