good king henry

Good-King-Henry

[good-king-hen-ree]
noun, plural Good-King-Henries.
a European, chenopodiaceous weed, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, naturalized in North America, having spinachlike leaves.
Also called mercury.


Origin:
1895–1900

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n
a weedy edible chenopodiaceous plant, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, of N Europe, W Asia, and North America, having arrow-shaped leaves and clusters of small green flowers

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