a projecting tooth, especially an upper front tooth.
noun (pl) -teeth
(derogatory) a projecting upper front tooth
buck’toothed’ (-tōōtht’) adj.
any of several, sometimes thorny trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Rhamnus, especially R. frangula, the bark of which is used in medicine. Compare buckthorn family. a tree or shrub belonging to the genus Bumelia, of the sapodilla family, especially B. lycioides, a thorny tree having elliptic leaves and large clusters of white flowers, […]
the plant family Rhamnaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having alternate, simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a drupe or capsule, and including the buckthorn, cascara, and New Jersey tea.
(of a saddle or pack animal) to leap with arched back and come down with head low and forelegs stiff, in order to dislodge a rider or pack. Informal. to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly: The mayor bucked at the school board’s suggestion. (of a vehicle, motor, or the like) to operate unevenly; move […]
a plant, especially Fagopyrum esculentum, cultivated for its triangular seeds, which are used as a feed for animals or made into a flour for human consumption, as in pancakes or cereal. Compare buckwheat family. the seeds of this plant. Also, buckwheat flour. flour made from seeds of buckwheat. made with buckwheat flour: buckwheat pancakes. Contemporary […]