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 for Buckwheat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buckwheat \Buck"wheat`\, n. [Buck a beech tree + wheat; akin to
     D. boekweit, G. buchweizen.]
     1. (Bot.) A plant ({Fagopyrum esculentum) of the Polygonum
        family, the seed of which is used for food.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The triangular seed used, when ground, for griddle cakes,
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a member of the genus Fagopyrum; annual Asian plant with
           clusters of small pinkish white flowers and small edible
           triangular seeds which are used whole or ground into flour
           [syn: buckwheat, Polygonum fagopyrum, Fagopyrum
      2: grain ground into flour

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