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G is for Grain

Photo of wood grain
Grain is a word used to describe the direction of the fibers or layers inside a natural material like wood or stone. Materials with a grain are very easy to split along the direction of the grain, and they are naturally stronger if the grain is run lengthways along a piece of that material. Anything else that has a distinct direction in what it is made from can also be described as having a grain, such as the direction of fur on an animal's hide.
Photo of cereal grains.
Grains are the seeds from grasses like wheat that we grow to eat. Another word for this type of seed is cereal.

Grain rhymes with ...

Wane, Domain, Plane (tool), Butane, Chain, Refrain ... see all