chenopod

chenopod

[kee-nuh-pod, ken-uh-]
noun
any plant of the amaranth family Chenopodiaceae.

Origin:
1545–55; < Greek chēno- (combining form of chḗn goose) + -pod; compare Neo-Latin Chenopodium genus name

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chenopod (ˈkiːnəˌpɒd, ˈkɛn-)
 
n
any flowering plant of the family Chenopodiaceae, which includes the beet, mangel-wurzel, spinach, and goosefoot
 
[C16: from Greek khēn goose + pous foot]
 
chenopodiaceous
 
adj

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