from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An annual Asian plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) having clusters of small whitish or pinkish flowers and small, seedlike, triangular fruits.
- n. The edible fruits of this plant, used either whole or ground into flour.
- n. Any of several similar or related plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum.
- n. The fruit of this plant used as a cereal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food.
- n. The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.
- n. See Buckwheat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common name of Fagopyrum esculentum, natural order Polygonaceæ, and of its seeds.
- n. In the West Indies, Anredera scandens, natural order Chenopodiaceœ, an annual climbing plant of no importance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. grain ground into flour
- n. 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
Probably partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite : boek, beech.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle Dutch boecweite or Middle Low German bōkwēte ‘beech-wheat’. (Wiktionary)