orach

[awr-uhch, or-]
noun
any plant of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, of the amaranth family, cultivated for use like spinach.
Also, orache.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English orage, arage < Old French arache < Vulgar Latin *atripica, variant of Latin atriplic- (stem of atriplex) ≪ Greek atráphaxys

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orache or esp (US) orach (ˈɒrɪtʃ)
 
n
any of several herbaceous plants or small shrubs of the chenopodiaceous genus Atriplex, esp A. hortensis (garden orache), which is cultivated as a vegetable. They have typically greyish-green lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers
 
[C15: from Old French arache, from Latin atriplex, from Greek atraphaxus, of obscure origin]
 
orach or esp (US) orach
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French arache, from Latin atriplex, from Greek atraphaxus, of obscure origin]

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Some of the more unusual varieties have been kohlrabi, peanuts, and orach.
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