Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of plants of the natural order Chenopodiaceæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a genus of plants comprising the goosefoots and including the pigweed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Chenopodioideae — containing goosefoot, lamb's quarters, and quinoa.

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

  • noun goosefoot; pigweed

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek χήν (khēn, "goose") + πούς (pous, "foot").

Examples

  • We usually think of quinoa as a grain, but it is actually the seed of a plant that, as its scientific name Chenopodium quinoa reflects, is related to beets, chard and spinach.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • We usually think of quinoa as a grain, but it is actually the seed of a plant that, as its scientific name Chenopodium quinoa reflects, is related to beets, chard and spinach.

    SGOTW #49: Cooking Light 2002 Annual

  • The upper slopes of the high volcanoes, Mauna kea, Mauna loa, Hualalai, and Haleakala, support shrubland habitats with species such as Chenopodium oahuense, Vaccinium reticulatum, Dubautia menziesii, and Santalum haleakalae.

    Hawaii tropical high shrublands

  • Huantzole, a vigorous spinachlike Chenopodium, is still grown in Mexico and in my garden.

    Bird Cloud

  • The sand dunes showed little after a shovel test, but the Under Penny, which was an assemblage of fire-cracked rock and some charcoal, yielded an age of 1030 +/- B.P. and indications of Chenopodium and mountain sheep remains.

    Bird Cloud

  • The sand dunes showed little after a shovel test, but the Under Penny, which was an assemblage of fire-cracked rock and some charcoal, yielded an age of 1030 +/- B.P. and indications of Chenopodium and mountain sheep remains.

    Bird Cloud

  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

  • Huantzole, a vigorous spinachlike Chenopodium, is still grown in Mexico and in my garden.

    Bird Cloud

  • Edible Chenopodium, Indian ricegrass, sego lily roots, yucca, biscuit-root, bloodroot and many other nutritious and medicinal plants still grow here.27 The soil, though alkaline as short-grass soils are, has been enriched by centuries of river and creek silt deposition.

    Bird Cloud

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