buckwheat tree
Titi Ti"ti, n. [Orig. uncert.] 1. A tree of the southern United States ({Cliftonia monophylla}) having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers succeeded by one-seeded drupes; -- called also {black titi}, {buckwheat tree}, and {ironwood}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Any related tree of the genus {Cyrilla}, often disting. as {white titi}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • buckwheat tree — noun tree of low lying coastal areas of southeastern United States having glossy leaves and racemes of fragrant white flowers • Syn: ↑titi, ↑Cliftonia monophylla • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Cliftonia …   Useful english dictionary

  • buckwheat tree — ▪ plant also called  Titi, or Black Titi        (Cliftonia monophylla), evergreen shrub or small tree of the family Cyrillaceae, native to southern North America. It grows to about 15 m (50 feet) tall and has oblong or lance shaped leaves about… …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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 — [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

  • 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 a plant of the dock family) to the three sided seeds of the beech tree. The …   Word origins

  • buckwheat — buck|wheat [ˈbʌkwi:t] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; : Middle Dutch; Origin: boecweit, from boec beech + weit wheat ; because the grains are the same shape as beech tree seeds] a type of small grain used as food for chickens, and for making flour …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • angiospermous tree — noun any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary • Syn: ↑flowering tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑ilang ilang, ↑ylang ylang, ↑Cananga odorata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flowering tree — noun any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary • Syn: ↑angiospermous tree • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑ilang ilang, ↑ylang ylang, ↑Cananga odorata, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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