lamb's quarters

lamb's-quarters

[lamz-kwawr-terz]
noun, plural lamb's-quarters.
the pigweed, Chenopodium album.

Origin:
1765–75

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lamb's-quarters
 
n , pl lamb's-quarters
a US name for fat hen

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lamb's quarters

(species Chenopodium album), an annual weed of the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), of wide distribution in Asia, Europe, and North America. It can grow up to 3 metres (about 10 feet) but is usually a smaller plant. The blue-green leaves are variable in size and shape but are often white and mealy beneath. The tender young shoots in spring are sometimes gathered for potherbs.

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