Buckwheat

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Categories: Medicinal Plant
Buckwheat (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Ultimately from Middle Low German bōkwête (beech-wheat), probably via Middle Dutch boecweit, boecweite. Compare German Buchweizen. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʌkʍiːt/, /ˈbʌkwiːt/

Noun

buckwheat (usually uncountable, plural buckwheats)

  1. An Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum. [from 16th c.]
  2. (cooking) The fruit of this plant used as a pseudocereal.
  3. (Western
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