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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buckwheat grain ground into flour
    • n buckwheat 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buckwheat (Bot) A plant (Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum family, the seed of which is used for food.
    • Buckwheat The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buckwheat The common name of Fagopyrum esculentum, natural order Polygonaceæ, and of its seeds. It is a native of central Asia, an annual of easy culture, growing on the poorest soils; and though the grain is less nutritious than that of most cereals, it is used to a considerable extent for food for both men and animals. The chief use of its flour in the United States is in the generally popular form of buckwheat pancakes. East Indian buckwheat (F. Tataricum) is of inferior quality and is less cultivated.
    • n buckwheat In the West Indies, Anredera scandens, natural order Chenopodiaceœ, an annual climbing plant of no importance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buckwheat buk′hwēt a species of Polygonum, grown in Germany, Brittany, &c., for feeding horses, cattle, and poultry—buckwheat cakes are esteemed on American breakfast-tables.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Buck, a beech tree + wheat,; akin to D. boekweit, G. buchweizen,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. Dut. boekweit, or Ger. buckweize.


In literature:

Those certainly were good buckwheats, Miss Cloud.
"Cloudy Jewel" by Grace Livingston Hill
Those children in the omnibus this morning had coats on, comfortable enough; the trouble was, they were full of buckwheat cake smoke.
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
Buckwheat, at the time the seeds become ripe, is said to have caused it; also bedding with buckwheat straw.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Smell you the buckwheat, where the bees were lately buzzing?
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
The India buckwheat is more productive, but of poorer quality.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The plants most used for this purpose, in our country, are clover, buckwheat, and peas.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
In the north of China wheat, barley, millet, buckwheat and maize are the staple crops.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
I cultivate in buckwheat for eight years with the plow; after that plant nothing.
"The Apple" by Various
The coffee is scalding, and the buckwheat cakes steam when the cover is taken off.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
Rye, buckwheat and wheat (in the order named) are the most abundant cereals.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Some might not even be able to distinguish between oats and buckwheat.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
Some prefer half buckwheat meal and half corn.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
Death by buckwheat-cakes is like being pierced by a Toledo blade.
"The Inventions of the Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
Smother weeds with quick growing and thickly seeded crops, like red clover or rye or buckwheat.
"Seeds of Michigan Weeds" by W. J. (William James) Beal
Agriculture (potatoes, buckwheat, rye) is the main industry, generally combined with cattle-raising.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
I then read my three chapters in the Bible, and soon after ate my breakfast, which consisted of ham and eggs and buckwheat cakes.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
She looked like a buckwheat cake in it.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. XLII., May 1851" by Various
She was very proud of her hot buckwheat cakes, and Jack did ample justice to them, smothered as they were in butter and syrup.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox
"Bee Hunting" by John Ready Lockard
The bed should be about three and a half feet in diameter, and made of wheat, hay or buckwheat chaff.
"Fox Trapping" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding

In poetry:

When the skillet seethes, and a blubbering hot
Tilts the lid of the coffee-pot,
And the scent of the buckwheat cake grows plain--
O then is the time for a brave refrain!
""A Brave Refrain"" by James Whitcomb Riley
What time for books and music, when
The lambs were bleating in their pen,
The chickens peeping at the door;
The rodent gnawing at the churn,
The buckwheat wafers crisped to burn,
The kettle boiling o'er?
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard

In news:

The classic Lombardian peasant dish is made with buckwheat pasta.
In Marc Vetri's version, easy-to-find whole wheat penne stands in for the buckwheat, but the sauce is just as rustic and garlicky as the original.
Served over whole-grain brown rice or buckwheat couscous, it makes a lovely vegan main course.
Recently it was chicken curry nanban ($12.50 at dinner) featuring buckwheat noodles, chicken, shimeji mushrooms, green onions, bonito stock and curry sauce.
Cooking with Jardin-Buckwheat Groats Asian Scramble.
Buckwheat honey syrup (1/2ounce buckwheat honey and ½ ounce water, warmed together until uniform).
Buckwheat Pasta with Summer Squash, Tomatoes and.
It typically cleans out the facilities while the Buckwheat Festival is under way in Kingwood.
Stir-Fried Collards with Buckwheat Noodles, Sesame, Shiitake , and Nori.
Try Paul's buckwheat rye gelato.
Buckwheat Zydeco at Lincoln Theater.
Buckwheat Zydeco , and Lisa Otey are scheduled to perform on Thursday, July 26.
San Miguel Island red buckwheat Eriogonum grande var.
Savory waffles, flavored with fresh thyme and buckwheat flour, are topped with a mushroom and braised veal sauce.
Buckwheat pancakes have a place in the American imagination, but rarely at the breakfast table.