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Buckwheat

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A corruption of boc. German, buche, beech-wheat; it is so called because it is triangular, like beechmast. The botanical name is Fagopyrum (beech-wheat).

“The buckwheat


Whitened broad acres, sweetening with its flowers

The August wind.”


Bryant: The Fountain, stanza 7.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bucca
Buccaneer
Bucentaur
Bucephalos [bull-headed]
Buchanites
Buck
Buck-basket
Buck-bean
Buck-rider (A)
Buck-tooth
Buckwheat
Buckhorse
Buckingham
Bucklaw
Buckle
Buckler
Bucklersbury (London)
Buckmaster’s Light Infantry
Buckra
Buckshish or Baksheesh
Buddha

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