buckwheat

[n] - or member of genus Fagopyrum 2. [n] - grain ground into flour
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Buckwheat

Buck'wheat` noun [ Buck a beech tree + wheat ; akin to Dutch boekweit , German buchweizen .] 1. (Botany) A plant ( Fagopyrum esculentum ) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food. 2. The triangular seed used, when ground, fo
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buckwheat

1. <botany> 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. ... Origin: Buck a beech tree + wheat; akin to D. Boekweit, G. Buchweizen. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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buckwheat

noun grain ground into flour
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buckwheat

Polygonum fagopyrum noun 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
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Buckwheat

• (n.) A plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food. • (n.) The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.
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buckwheat

either of two species (Fagopyrum esculentum, or sagittatum, and F. tataricum) of herbaceous plants and their edible seeds, which are used as a ... [2 related articles]
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Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a variety of plants in the dicot family Polygonaceae: the Eurasian genus Fagopyrum, the North American genus Eriogonum, and the Northern Hemisphere genus Fallopia. Either of the latter two may be referred to as "wild buckwheat." Despite the name, buckwheats are not related to wheat, as they are not cereals / grasses (family Poaceae)..
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buckwheat

buckwheat, common name for certain members of the Polygonaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs found chiefly in north temperate areas and having a characteristic pungent juice containing oxalic acid. Species native to the United States are most common in the West. The largest genus of the family, Poly...
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Buckwheat

Buckwheat or Brank (Fagopyrum esculentum or Polygonum Fagopyrum) is a plant of the family Polygonacea, with a branched herbaceous stem, somewhat arrow-shaped leaves, and purplish-white flowers, growing to a height of about one meter, and bearing a small triangular grain resembling a beech-nut - whence the name whichis a corruption of beechwheat- of
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buckwheat

Any of a group of cereal plants. The name usually refers to Fagopyrum esculentum, which reaches about 1 m/3 ft in height and can grow on poor soil in a short summer. The highly nutritious black triangular seeds (groats) are eaten by both animals and humans. They can be cooked and eaten whole or as a cracked meal (kasha), or g...
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Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a member of the grass family whose seed is high in calcium. Buckwheat seeds are ground whole into a flour before used in cereal, which result in the appearance of small, black specks in flakes. Buckwheat is gluten-free.
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