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chenopodiaceous

[kee-nuh-poh-dee-ey-shuh s, ken-uh-] /ˌki nəˌpoʊ diˈeɪ ʃəs, ˌkɛn ə-/
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1.
belonging to the Chenopodiaceae, formerly the goosefoot family, now considered part of the amaranth family of plants.
Compare goosefoot family.
Origin of chenopodiaceous
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin Chenopodiace(ae) family name (Chenopodi(um) (see chenopod) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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