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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Probably partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite : boek, beech.

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From Middle Dutch boecweite or Middle Low German bōkwēte ‘beech-wheat’.


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