buckwheat

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Etymology[edit]

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.

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