Meaning of buckwheat
Pronunciation: (buk'hwēt", -wēt"), [key]
- a plant, esp. Fagopyrum esculentum, cultivated for its triangular seeds, which are used as a feed for animals or made into a flour for human consumption, as in pancakes or cereal. Cf. buckwheat family.
- the seeds of this plant.
- flour made from seeds of buckwheat.
- made with buckwheat flour: buckwheat pancakes.
- buckwheat (Thesaurus)