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. [1913 Webster]

2. The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • buckwheat — [buk′hwēt΄, buk′wēt΄] n. [< ME bok (< OE boc ), BEECH + WHEAT, transl. of MDu boecweit or MLowG bokwete: from the resemblance of the seeds to beechnuts] 1. any of several plants (genus Fagopyrum) of the buckwheat family, grown for their… …   English World dictionary

  • buckwheat — 1540s, from M.Du. boecweite beech wheat (Cf. Dan. boghvede, Swed. bovete, Ger. Buchweizen), so called from resemblance between grains and seed of beech trees. Possibly a native formation on the same model as the Dutch word …   Etymology dictionary

  • buckwheat — ► NOUN ▪ a plant producing starchy seeds used for fodder or milled into flour. ORIGIN Dutch boecweite beech wheat , its grains being shaped like beechmast …   English terms dictionary

  • Buckwheat — Taxobox name = Common Buckwheat image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Polygonaceae genus = Fagopyrum species = F. esculentum binomial = Fagopyrum esculentum binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • buckwheat — buckwheatlike, adj. /buk hweet , weet /, n. 1. a plant, esp. Fagopyrum esculentum, cultivated for its triangular seeds, which are used as a feed for animals or made into a flour for human consumption, as in pancakes or cereal. Cf. buckwheat… …   Universalium

  • buckwheat — sėjamasis grikis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Rūgtinių šeimos maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis, medingas augalas (Fagopyrum esculentum), kilęs iš Kinijos. Jo sėklos naudojamos maistui. atitikmenys: lot. Fagopyrum esculentum; Fagopyrum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • buckwheat — /ˈbʌkwit/ (say bukweet) noun 1. a herbaceous plant, Fagopyrum esculentum, cultivated for its triangular seeds, which are used as a food for animals, and in the US made into a flour for cakes, etc. 2. the seeds of the buckwheat. 3. buckwheat flour …   Australian English dictionary

  • buckwheat — noun Etymology: Dutch boekweit, from Middle Dutch boecweit, from boec (akin to Old High German buohha beech tree) + weit wheat more at beech Date: 1548 1. any of a genus (Fagopyrum of the family Polygonaceae, the buckwheat family) of Eurasian… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Buckwheat — Stanley Dural Jr. dit Buckwheat, est un chanteur, accordéoniste et pianiste américain né en 1947. Après des débuts de pianiste pour Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Little Richard et Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat s est lancé avec succès dans une carrière… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • buckwheat — [16] Buckwheat has no connection with male deer. The buck element is related to the English word beech, and the name comes from the resemblance of buckwheat (the seeds of bud 80 a plant of the dock family) to the three sided seeds of the beech… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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