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Noun: buckwheat  'búk,weet
  1. 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
    - Polygonum fagopyrum, Fagopyrum esculentum
  2. Grain ground into flour

Derived forms: buckwheats

Type of: cereal, food grain, grain, herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Polygonum, Polygonum

Encyclopedia: Buckwheat