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Apples
Bananas
Barley
Beans
Cassava
Chickens
Coffee
Cotten
Eggs
Fruit
Lettuce
Maize
Milk
Potatoes
Rice
Soybeans
Sugar
Tomatoes
Wheat

Wheat.

Wheat
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USA Wheat cent (reverse).
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NOUN:  
  1. (obsolete) Convenience; usefulness, suitability. [15th-19th c.]
  2. Anything movable (a good) that is bought and sold. [from 15th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  3. Something useful or valuable. [from 15th c.]
    And Slade said: "It really makes me sad that football club chairmen and boards seem to have lost that most precious commodity - patience. "Sam's sacking at Newcastle had, I suppose, been on the cards for a while, but it is really ridiculous to fire a manager after such a short time. Somerset County Gazette on Jan. 14th, 2008.
  4. (obsolete) Self-interest; personal convenience or advantage. [16th-19th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  5. (economics) Raw materials, agricultural and other primary products as objects of large-scale trading in specialized exchanges.
    The price of crude oil is determined in continuous trading between professional players in World's many commodities exchanges.
  6. (marketing) Undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit margin, as distinguished from branded products.
    Although they were once in the forefront of consumer electronics, the calculators have become a mere commodity.
  7. (Marxism) Anything which has both a use-value and an exchange-value.
ETYMOLOGY:   Middle English commoditee, from Anglo-Norman commoditee, from Latin commoditat, commoditas.


 

 

Image of Zea mays from Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz (1885).

Wheat Field with Crows
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(1890)

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Wheat harvest on the Palouse.

Wheat harvest on the Palouse

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Cracked wheat.

Cracked wheat

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