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buckwheat


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckwheat  \Buck"wheat`\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buckwheat 
  n  1:  or  member  of  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:  {Polygonum  fagopyrum},  {Fagopyrum  esculentum}] 
  2:  grain  ground  into  flour 




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