Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium, having small greenish flowers. Also called pigweed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of many flowering plants, of the subfamily Chenopodioideae, having small greenish flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of herbs (Chenopodium) mostly annual weeds; pigweed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of some species of the genus Chenopodium: so called from the shape of the leaves.
  • n. The formation of the facial nerve in spreading into a leash of nerves in three principal divisions after its exit from the stylomastoid foramen: translating the technical term pes anserinus

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers

Etymologies

From the shape of its leaves.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
goose + foot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Beyond the marsh, well-drained slopes with gullies and cut banks offered protected crannies for forbs such as goosefoot, nettles, and mats of hairy-leaved, mouse-eared chickweed with small white flowers.

    The Plains of Passage

  • Before the Death, they would have made a living from dropped corn, knotweed, and maygrass seeds; now they had to be thriving on goosefoot and other invaders.

    Fire The Sky

  • Their places now grew grass and goosefoot, the lonesome soil hardened and rain cracked.

    Fire The Sky

  • The goosefoot-shaped leaves of this abundant plant have long been used as a nourishing food during times of need.

    Brigitte Mars: Lamsquarter: A Wild Spinach in Your Yard (VIDEO)

  • Lambsquarter is also known as wild spinach, goosefoot, pigweed, Good King Henry and fat hen.

    Brigitte Mars: Lamsquarter: A Wild Spinach in Your Yard (VIDEO)

  • Finds include asparagus, ratte and bintje potatoes and herbs such as angelica, goosefoot, cumin and marjoram.

    Sniffing Out Local Gems

  • The people raised crops including sunflower, squash, goosefoot, maygrass, and other plants with oily or starchy seeds.

    Who Were the Hopewell?

  • It is a seed from the goosefoot plant and is an ideal food for all of us because it is a complete protein, and is especially useful for those on some restrictive diets as Quinoa flour can be used in gluten-free baking.

    Quinoa

  • Saline marshes are dominated by goosefoot (Suaeda salsa) while freshwater wetlands support nearly single-species beds of the reed (Phragmites australis).

    Yellow Sea saline meadow

  • Saline meadows are dominated by goosefoot (Suaeda salsa), and grasslandss further inland (now separated by a seawall) are dominated by the grass, Imperata cylindrica.

    Yellow Sea saline meadow

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