Definition of “buckwheat” - English Dictionary

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“buckwheat” in British English

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buckwheatnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbʌk.wiːt/ us /ˈbʌk.wiːt/

Examples from literature

  • The buckwheat fields were snowy with blossoms and fragrant as the new honey the bees were industriously gathering. 
  • The buckwheat would be prepared each night just before bedtime, and in the morning a cup of warm water was added, together with a couple of tablespoonfuls of syrup. 
  • The explanation was that buckwheat is sown both in spring and autumn. 
  • This year he had in wheat seven hundred acres, in grass five hundred eighty acres, in oats four hundred acres, in corn seven hundred acres, with several hundred more in buckwheat, barley, potatoes, peas, beans and turnips. 
  • To bring the true nut flavor from the buckwheat we must go back to old-fashioned method of setting the buckwheat to rise overnight. 

(Definition of “buckwheat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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