follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

orach

[awr-uh ch, or-] /ˈɔr ətʃ, ˈɒr-/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, of the amaranth family, cultivated for use like spinach.
Also, orache.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English orage, arage < Old French arache < Vulgar Latin *atripica, variant of Latin atriplic- (stem of atriplex) ≪ Greek atráphaxys
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for orach
  • Some of the more unusual varieties have been kohlrabi, peanuts, and orach.
British Dictionary definitions for orach

orache

/ˈɒrɪtʃ/
noun
1.
any of several herbaceous plants or small shrubs of the chenopodiaceous genus Atriplex, esp A. hortensis (garden orache), which is cultivated as a vegetable. They have typically greyish-green lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers
Word Origin
C15: from Old French arache, from Latin atriplex, from Greek atraphaxus, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for orach

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for orach

10
10
Scrabble Words With Friends