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orach

[awr-uh ch, or-] /ˈɔr ətʃ, ˈɒr-/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, of the amaranth family, cultivated for use like spinach.
Also, orache.
Origin
1350-1400
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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British Dictionary definitions for orache

orache

/ˈɒrɪtʃ/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C15: from Old French arache, from Latin atriplex, from Greek atraphaxus, of obscure origin
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