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- noun A species of
goosefoot, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, native to Britainand much of Europe, cultivated as a vegetable.
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It has been eaten in mistake for Good King Henry, which is sometimes called Mercury Goosefoot; but it is decidedly poisonous, even when cooked.
Lambsquarter is also known as wild spinach, goosefoot, pigweed, Good King Henry and fat hen.
British plants, contributes two useful herbs, the _Chenopodium bonus Henricus_ (Good King Henry), and the _Chenopodium vulvaria_ (Stinking Goosefoot).
English spinach, Good King Henry, it has produced sickness, drowsiness, and convulsive twitchings.
Some of the older temperate varieties include: seakale, mallow, sorrel, and Good King Henry.