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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Buckwheat.
 
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).   1
       
“The buckwheat
       
Whitened broad acres, sweetening with its flowers
The August wind.”
       
Bryant: The Fountain, stanza 7.
 


 Buck-tooth.Buckhorse. 

 
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