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buck·bean

 (bŭk′bēn′)
n.
A perennial herb (Menyanthes trifoliata) native to the Northern Hemisphere and having trifoliate leaves and clusters of white, pink, or purplish flowers.

[Translation of Flemish bocks boonen, goat's beans : bocks, genitive of bock, goat + boonen, pl. of boon, bean.]

buckbean

(ˈbʌkˌbiːn)
n
(Plants) a marsh plant, Menyanthes trifoliata, with white or pink flowers: family Menyanthaceae. Also called: bogbean
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Noun1.buckbean - perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leavesbuckbean - perennial plant of Europe and America having racemes of white or purplish flowers and intensely bitter trifoliate leaves; often rooting at water margin and spreading across the surface
genus Menyanthes, Menyanthes - the type genus of the Menyanthaceae; one species: bogbeans
aquatic plant, hydrophyte, hydrophytic plant, water plant - a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
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In food industry, the buckbean is used to make varieties of food products such as buckwheat noodles, buckwheat honey, buckwheat flour, and others which is used along with other food products for stuffing, prepare buckwheat groats, soba noodles etc.
The vascular plant assemblage was otherwise dominated by wetland species, in particular bulrush (Scirpus sp.), Scheuchzaria grasses, horsetail (Carex diandra), and buckbean (Menyanthes sp.) (Matthews and Ovenden, 1990).
In this video, featuring Daniel Kahn of Buckbean brewing company in Reno, NV you can learn all about the brewing process, including specifics on the importance of many of the elements that go in.