a plant, especially 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.: Compare buckwheat family.
the seeds of this plant.
Also buckwheat flour . flour made from seeds of buckwheat.
made with buckwheat flour: buckwheat pancakes.
- buckwheatlike, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use buckwheat in a sentence
The vast majority of residents live extremely close to the bone, patching together a living by herding livestock and subsistence farming crops of buckwheat, potatoes, and barley.
Women’s Men’sDesigned to promote proper posture during meditation, the Walden cushion is filled with natural buckwheat hulls and topped with memory foam that molds to your backside.
Jacques Pépin’s vegetable soup recipe is satisfying, simple cooking at its bestIt’s also a primer on barley, buckwheat, corn, oats, rice, rye, sorghum and wheat — all of which are ancient grains.This vegan pozole verde highlights the subtly sweet flavors of corn | Daniela Galarza | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
For those unfamiliar, soba is buckwheat noodle dish—and they proved much more popular amongst the public.
There were no lines even around the stalls serving up free buckwheat and pork gruel.
The buckwheat with pork fat and boiled potatoes is served in cellophane bowls and is fresh and tasty.Slouching Towards Maidan: An American Hair-Trader Reflects On Ukraine’s Protests | Vijai Maheshwari | December 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even skeptics are stocking up on a few extra kilos of buckwheat, pasta, oatmeal, rice, and salt “for the black day.”Russians Prepare for World’s End, Buy Candles and Vodka | Anna Nemtsova | December 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
I would cook her favorite, buckwheat with onions, which I was too busy to make when she was alive.
Woe unto me, etc.—Rather than eat the Czar's buckwheat mush—to study the Bible with its commentaries.
A piece of bread with a buckwheat cake, if only it can be procured, is a very good dinner indeed.
Certain fields under the plow are always infested with "blind nettles," others with wild buckwheat, black blindweed, or cockle.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
One October, for many successive days, I saw one carrying into his hole buckwheat which he had stolen from a near field.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
The hulls of corn, and especially the husks of oats and buckwheat, should also be separated in some way.Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages | William Andrus Alcott
British Dictionary definitions for buckwheat
any of several polygonaceous plants of the genus Fagopyrum, esp F. esculentum, which has fragrant white flowers and is cultivated, esp in the US, for its seeds
the edible seeds of this plant, ground into flour or used as animal fodder
the flour obtained from these seeds
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012