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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)

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.

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!"