from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various plants of the family Chenopodiaceae, which includes spinach, beets, and the goosefoots.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A plant of the order Chenopodiaceæ.
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- noun Any member of the family
Chenopodioideae; the goosefoots
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Samphire, a sparse low chenopod shrubland, occurs on tidal salt flats, typically of fine clay, between mangroves and the supratidal fringe.
To the south the region can be distinguished from the chenopod shrublands and grasslands of the Tirari-Stuart Stony Desert.
The ecoregion is a transition between wetter sclerophyll woodlands to the east and south, and the arid chenopod shrublands and woodlands to the north.
Away from the water's edge understories include Acacia, Eremophila, and Melaleuca spp., with chenopod shrubs towards the drier margins.
The habitat types within these reserves range from eucalypt woodland, chenopod shrubland, bluebush, lancewood, gidgee, and grasslands to Acacia woodlands.
This region lies between the higher rainfall sclerophyll woodlands to the east and south, and the arid chenopod woodlands and shrublands north of the Murray and Darling Rivers.
Stony areas of outwash from these mesas support chenopod scrublands.
Along with sumpweed, chenopod, and sunflower, squash found in samples throughout the east proved older than the Bat Cave corn.
Buckwheat (_úgal_, _trúmba_, _dráwí_), amaranth (_chauláí_, _ganhár_, _sariára_), and a tall chenopod (_bathu_) are grown in the mountain zone.
Quinoa, domesticated thousands of years ago on Bolivia's arid high mountain plains and now often misrepresented as a grain, is actually a chenopod, related to species like beets and spinach.