from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The plant Amaranthus blitum.
  • n. Any of various plants in the genus Chenopodium.
  • n. Any of various plants in the genus Atriplex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of herbs (Blitum) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum capitatum is the strawberry blite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See blight.
  • n. A common name of several succulent-leafed plants, chiefly of the genus Chenopodium (or Blitum), sometimes used as pot-herbs.


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  • "I suppose the bountifulness of this place is because there are three distinct habitats—first you have the salt marsh, with its marsh samphire, sea aster, sea blite and sea purslane," he says.

    Modern Hunter-Gatherers

  • In the northern Canadian Prairies, the remaining natural vegetation is dominated by spear grass, wheat grass and blue grama grass, where local saline areas feature alkali grass, wild barley, greasewood, red samphire and sea blite.

    Great Plains ecoregion (CEC)

  • In addition, local saline deposits support alkali grass, wild barley, red sampire, and sea blite.

    Northern mixed grasslands

  • May the blite of God allow you to realize with one of your family members, the consequences of war.

    Think Progress » Members of Congress write Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger

  • Not sure how that fits in with looking like a goosefoot Linneausor with its zillions of other common names: baconweed, cenizo blanco, dirtweed, dirty dick, fat hen, frost blite, hélunjóli, hvidmelet gåsefod, jauhosavikka ... MUSKOGEAN AND LAMB'S-QUARTERS.

  • We observed, also, a handsome strawberry blite, with its singular fruit-like crimson heads; this flower is not uncommon in new lands, in the western part of the State, and is probably a native, though precisely similar to that of Europe.

    Rural Hours

  • The track over which we passed this afternoon, and where we found the blite, has been recently opened through the forest.

    Rural Hours

  • Many asters of the common sorts were growing here, with golden-rods also, and a strawberry blite in crimson flower.

    Rural Hours

  • I must not pass over one of our greatest ornaments, the strawberry blite, strawberry-bearing spinach, or Indian strawberry, as it is variously named.

    The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters From The Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

  • Litter throwing is just one symptom of the selfish, uneducated, poorly reared blite on the lives of those who were actually brought up and not dragged up.

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