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Rye


Rye (Heb. cussemeth) occurs in Ex. 9:32; Isa. 28:25; in the latter the margin reads “spelt.” In Ezek. 4:9 the text has “fitches” and the margin “rie.” It is probable that by cussemeth “spelt” is intended. Spelt (Triticum spelta) is grown in some parts of the south of Germany; it differs but slightly from our common wheat (T. vulgare).