from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any plant of the goosefoot family, which includes spinach, beets, and pigweed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any member of the family Chenopodioideae; the goosefoots
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the order Chenopodiaceæ.
From New Latin Chēnopodiāceae, family name, from Chēnopodium, type genus : Greek khēn, goose; see ghans- in Indo-European roots + Greek podion, diminutive of pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)