buckwheat

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Buckwheat (plant)
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch boecweite or Middle Low German bōkwēte ‎(beech-wheat).

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buckwheat ‎(usually uncountable, plural buckwheats)

  1. An Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum.
  2. The fruit of this plant used as a cereal.
  3. (western US) Any of the wild buckwheats in the genus Eriogonum

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