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a. An annual Asian plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) having clusters of small whitish or pinkish flowers and small, starchy, triangular seeds.
b. The edible seeds of this plant, used either whole or ground into flour.
2. Any of several similar or related plants.
[Probably partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite : boek, beech (from the resemblance of the three-sided seeds of buckwheat to beechnuts ); see bhāgo- in Indo-European roots + weite, wheat.]
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1. (Plants) any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Fagopyrum, esp F. esculentum, which has fragrant white flowers and is cultivated, esp in the US, for its seeds
2. (Plants) the edible seeds of this plant, ground into flour or used as animal fodder
3. (Plants) the flour obtained from these seeds
[C16: from Middle Dutch boecweite, from boeke beech + weite wheat, from the resemblance of their seeds to beechnuts]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. any of several plants of the genus Fagopyrum, of the buckwheat family, cultivated for their edible triangular seeds.
2. the seeds of this plant, made into flour or a cereal.
3. Also called buck′wheat flour`. flour made by grinding buckwheat seeds.
[1540–50; obsolete buck (Old English bōc beech) + wheat; so called because its seeds resemble beechnuts]
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|Noun||1.||buckwheat - a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour|
buckwheat - grain ground into flour
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
|2.||buckwheat - grain ground into flour|
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buckwheat[ˈbʌkˌwiːt] n → grano saraceno
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