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  • an Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum
  • the fruit of this plant used as a cereal
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

2. The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes, etc.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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