buckwheat

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buckwheat \Buck"wheat'\, noun [Buck a beech tree + wheat; akin to D. boekweit, G. buchweizen.]

1. (Bot.) A plant ({Fagopyrum esculentum}) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food.

2. The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

buckwheat

noun

1: 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 [syn: {buckwheat}, {Polygonum fagopyrum}, {Fagopyrum esculentum}]

2: grain ground into flour


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