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buckwheat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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buckwheatbuck‧wheat /ˈbʌkwiːt/ noun [uncountable]  DFa type of small grain used as food for chickens, and for making flour
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buckwheatTraditionally, rain-fed terraces are constructed on steeper slopes in the Middle Mountains for the production of maize, millet and buckwheat.For wholefood enthusiasts, I would recommend buckwheat pasta rather than wholemeal, which I think is rather dull in flavour and texture.The talented chef uses buckwheat soba noodles effectively.
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