Buckwheat meaning

bŭkwēt, -hwēt
Any of several similar or related plants.
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Any of several plants (genus Fagopyrum) of the buckwheat family, grown for their black, triangular grains.
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The grain of this plant, from which a dark flour is made.
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This flour.
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Designating a family (Polygonaceae, order Polygonales) of dicotyledonous plants, including rhubarb, dock, and sorrel.
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An Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum.
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The fruit of this plant used as a cereal.
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Origin of buckwheat

  • Probably partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite boek beech (from the resemblance of the three-sided seeds of buckwheat to beechnuts) bhāgo- in Indo-European roots weite wheat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle Dutch boecweite or Middle Low German bōkwēte (“beech-wheat”).

    From Wiktionary