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NOUN (2)

1. 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;
[syn: buckwheat, Polygonum fagopyrum, Fagopyrum esculentum]

2. grain ground into flour;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Buckwheat \Buck"wheat`\, n. [Buck a beech tree + wheat; akin to D. boekweit, G. buchweizen.] 1. (Bot.) A plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food. [1913 Webster] 2. The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

buckwheat n 1: 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 [syn: buckwheat, Polygonum fagopyrum, Fagopyrum esculentum] 2: grain ground into flour