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buckwheat Explained

buckwheat at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['bʌk'wi:t]

buckwheat at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1548, from M.Du. boecweite "beech wheat" (cf. Dan. boghvede, Ger. Buchweizen), so called from resemblance between grains and seed of beech trees. Possibly a native formation on the same model as the Du. word. ///

buckwheat at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Middle Dutch; Origin: boecweit, from boec 'beech' + weit 'wheat'; because the grains are the same shape as beech-tree seeds]// a type of small grain used as food for chickens, and for making flour//

buckwheat at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Either of two species (Fagopyrum esculentum, or sagittatum, and F. tataricum) of herbaceous plants and their edible, triangular seeds, used as a cereal grain though the plant is not a cereal grass. It is less productive than other grain crops on good soils but is particularly adapted to arid, hilly land and cool climates. Because it matures quickly, it can be grown as a late-season crop. It improves conditions for the cultivation of other crops by smothering weeds and may be planted as a green-manure crop. Buckwheat is often used as a feed for poultry and other livestock. It is high in carbohydrates and is about 11% protein and 2% fat. The hulled kernels, or groats, can be cooked and served much like rice. Buckwheat flour is unsatisfactory for bread but is used to make pancakes ("buckwheat cakes").

buckwheat at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U] small dark grain that is grown as food for animals and for making flour

Buckwheat at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Buckwheat \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.

buckwheat at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

buckwheat
n 1: or member of 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 [syn: {Polygonum fagopyrum}, {Fagopyrum esculentum}]
2: grain ground into flour

buckwheat at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » dum Inter: term » boecweite|lang=dum or Inter: etyl » gml bōkwēte ‘beech-wheat’.

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˈbʌkwiːt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-buckwheat.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » -|s


  • An Asian plant, of the species Fagopyrum esculentum.
    1. The fruit of this plant used as a cereal.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Fagopyrum esculentum plant

  • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|ҡарабойҙай|tr=qaraboyðay
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|viljatatar
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Buchweizen|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|alforfón|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|bovete|n


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » fruit of this plant as cereal
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|bokwiet
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|حنطة سوداء|f|tr=HínTa sawdaa'
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հնդկացորեն|tr=hndkac'oren
    • Bashkir: Inter: tø » ba|ҡарабойҙай|tr=qaraboyðay
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|елда|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|蕎麥|sc=Hani or Inter: t » cmn|荍麥|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|荞麦|tr=qiáomài|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pohanka|f
    • Danish: boghvede {{c}}
    • Dutch: boekweit {{n}}, beuktarwe {{m}}
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|poligono
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|tatar
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tattari
    • French: Inter: t- » fr|blé sarrasin|m, Inter: t+ » fr|blé noir|m, Inter: t+ » fr|sarrasin|m
    • Gallo: Inter: tø » roa-gal|bié naïr|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Buchweizen|m
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|כוסמת|f|tr=kusémet
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|hajdina


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|bókhveiti|n, Inter: t+ » is|bæki|n
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|grano saraceno|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|蕎, Inter: t- » ja|蕎麦|tr=そば, soba, Inter: t- » ja|ソバ|tr=soba
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|메밀|tr=memil|sc=Hang
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|griķi|m|p
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|grikiai|m|p
  • Lojban: Inter: t- » jbo|xruba
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|елда|f|tr=élda
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|gryka|f
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|hrișcă|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|гречиха|f|tr=grečíxa, Inter: t+ » ru|гречка|f|tr=gréčka
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|heljda|f
  • Sichuan Yi: Inter: tø » ii|ꈾ|tr=mge
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|ajda|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|alforfón|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|bovete|n
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|gwenith yr haidd|p

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Grains -
    Translation: be » buckwheat
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    Translation: fy » buckwheat
    Translation: ko » buckwheat
    Translation: io » buckwheat
    Translation: kk » buckwheat
    Translation: hu » buckwheat
    Translation: mg » buckwheat
    Translation: pl » buckwheat
    Translation: ro » buckwheat
    Translation: ru » buckwheat
    Translation: fi » buckwheat
    Translation: ta » buckwheat
    Translation: te » buckwheat
    Translation: vi » buckwheat
    Translation: zh » buckwheat