Pronunciation: (buk'hwēt", -wēt"), [key]
1. 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.
2. the seeds of this plant.
3. Also,buck'wheat flour".flour made from seeds of buckwheat.
made with buckwheat flour: buckwheat pancakes.
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