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chenopod

[kee-nuh-pod, ken-uh-] /ˈki nəˌpɒd, ˈkɛn ə-/
noun
1.
any plant of the amaranth family Chenopodiaceae.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Greek chēno- (combining form of chḗn goose) + -pod; compare Neo-Latin Chenopodium genus name
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chenopod

/ˈkiːnəˌpɒd; ˈkɛn-/
noun
1.
any flowering plant of the family Chenopodiaceae, which includes the beet, mangel-wurzel, spinach, and goosefoot
Derived Forms
chenopodiaceous (ˌkiːnəˌpəʊdɪˈeɪʃəs; ˌkɛn-) adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Greek khēn goose + pous foot
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