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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: boecweit, from boec 'beech' + weit 'wheat'; because the grains are the same shape as beech-tree seeds

buckwheat

noun
     
Related topics: Food
buck‧wheat [uncountable]
DF a type of small grain used as food for chickens, and for making flour

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