Wright buckwheat

noun

ˈrīt-
variants or Wright's buckwheat
: a woody-stemmed perennial (Eriogonum wrightii) of the desert regions of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico having white or light pink flowers

Word History

Etymology

after Charles Wright †1885 American botanical explorer

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“Wright buckwheat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wright%20buckwheat. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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