Definition of Fagopyrum esculentum
1. Noun. 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.
Terms within: Buckwheat
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Polygonum, Polygonum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fagopyrum Esculentum
Literary usage of Fagopyrum esculentum
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1. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom by Charles Darwin (1876)
"... collina—Primula veris—Equal-styled variety of Primula veris, fertility of, greatly increased by a cross with a fresh stock— fagopyrum esculentum—Beta ..."
2. Punjab Plants: Comprising Botanical and Vernacular Names, and Uses of Most by John Lindsay Stewart (1869)
"Myricaria Germanica, 91; Arun- fagopyrum esculentum, ... 187. kattha, Acacia Catechu, 52. katii, kdtu, fagopyrum esculentum, 184. kau, ..."
3. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1895)
"Harz describes seeds of P. tinctorum, but he does not figure the species. He states that it resembles fagopyrum esculentum. ..."