Fagopyrum

noun Fag·o·py·rum \-ˈpīrəm\

Definition of Fagopyrum

  1. :  a genus of European and Asiatic annual plants (family Polygonaceae) having the achene much exceeding the perianth but otherwise resembling members of the genus Polygonum — see buckwheat

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Origin and Etymology of fagopyrum

New Latin, from Latin fagus beech + New Latin -o- + -pyrum (from Greek pyros wheat) — more at beech, furze


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