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Exodus 9:32. Hebrew kussemeth ; Arabic chirsanat ; rather "spelt," Triticum spelta. Ezekiel 4:9. Rye is a northern plant, whereas spelt was long cultivated in Egypt and the East (Herodotus ii. 36). Nutritious, hardy, like bearded wheat; but there is a smooth variety also. The root is casam , suiting the bearded form in in its meaning "to have hair," and the smooth bald variety in its meaning "to shear."

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Rye'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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