Definition of "buckwheat" []

  • An annual Asian plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) having clusters of small whitish or pinkish flowers and small, seedlike, triangular fruits. (noun)
  • The edible fruits of this plant, used either whole or ground into flour. (noun)
  • Any of several similar or related plants. (noun)
  • Any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Fagopyrum, esp F. esculentum, which has fragrant white flowers and is cultivated, esp in the US, for its seeds (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The edible seeds of this plant, ground into flour or used as animal fodder (noun)
  • The flour obtained from these seeds (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "buckwheat" in a sentence
  • "Our lovely new garden - seen here approaching completion - is planted in buckwheat and carrots and peas and lettuce."
  • "Soba noodles are thin Japanese buckwheat noodles that are rich in protein and fiber."
  • "I am enthralled by the idea of buckwheat in a scent!"