Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An annual Asian plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) having clusters of small whitish or pinkish flowers and small, starchy, triangular seeds.
  • noun The edible seeds of this plant, used either whole or ground into flour.
  • noun Any of several similar or related plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The common name of Fagopyrum esculentum, natural order Polygonaceæ, and of its seeds.
  • noun In the West Indies, Anredera scandens, natural order Chenopodiaceœ, an annual climbing plant of no importance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food.
  • noun The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum.
  • noun The fruit of this plant used as a cereal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun grain ground into flour
  • noun 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

Etymologies

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

[Probably partial translation of Middle Dutch boecweite : boek, beech (from the resemblance of the three-sided seeds of buckwheat to beechnuts ); see bhāgo- in Indo-European roots + weite, wheat.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

  • Our lovely new garden - seen here approaching completion - is planted in buckwheat and carrots and peas and lettuce.

    ubiquitous bunnies

  • Soba noodles are thin Japanese buckwheat noodles that are rich in protein and fiber.

    SARA MOULTON’S EVERYDAY FAMILY DINNERS

  • Soba noodles are thin Japanese buckwheat noodles that are rich in protein and fiber.

    SARA MOULTON’S EVERYDAY FAMILY DINNERS

  • I am enthralled by the idea of buckwheat in a scent!

    Perfume Review: Lostmarch Lann-Ael

  • What they found are four tablespoons of specifically honey increased cancer-fighting, heart-disease fighting, antioxidants, these antioxidants something you and I have talked about so many times, Bill, and they specifically look at two types of honey, the dark honey, also known as buckwheat honey, and the light honey.

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2004

  • Japanese soba, also called buckwheat noodles, are actually made with a combination of wheat and buckwheat flours.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • Japanese soba, also called buckwheat noodles, are actually made with a combination of wheat and buckwheat flours.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • Japanese soba, also called buckwheat noodles, are actually made with a combination of wheat and buckwheat flours.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • Japanese soba, also called buckwheat noodles, are actually made with a combination of wheat and buckwheat flours.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

  • Japanese soba, also called buckwheat noodles, are actually made with a combination of wheat and buckwheat flours.

    Make It Easy Make It Light

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  • Who says there's no money in grains?

    November 26, 2009

  • That's all well and good, but last time I checked, grapenuts still contained neither grapes nor nuts. Discuss.

    November 26, 2009

  • Peanuts don't contain peas.

    And there is no money in grains. It's all an illusion. Everyone knows that money grows on trees.

    November 27, 2009

  • If only those trees grew in my zone....

    December 1, 2009