Blite
Blite Blite (bl[imac]t), n. [L. blitum, Gr. bli`ton.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs ({Blitum}) with a fleshy calyx. {Blitum capitatum} is the strawberry blite. [1913 Webster]

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  • blite — spinach, or plants like it, early 15c., from L. blitum, from Gk. bliton, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • blite — /bluyt/, n. 1. See sea blite. 2. See strawberry blite. [1375 1425; late ME < L blitum < Gk blíton] * * * …   Universalium

  • blite — ˈblīt noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin blitum orach, from Greek bliton : any of several herbs of the family Chenopodiaceae: a. : strawberry blite …   Useful english dictionary

  • blite — (L). Insipid; stupid …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • Frost-blite — n. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus {Atriplex}; orache. Gray. (b) The lamb s quarters ({Chenopodium album}). Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea blite — (Bot.) A plant ({Su[ae]da maritima}) of the Goosefoot family, growing in salt marshes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strawberry blite — Strawberry Straw ber*ry, n. [AS. stre[ a]wberige; stre[ a]w straw + berie berry; perhaps from the resemblance of the runners of the plant to straws.] (Bot.) A fragrant edible berry, of a delicious taste and commonly of a red color, the fruit of a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strawberry blite — noun European annual with clusters of greenish flowers followed by red pulpy berrylike fruit; naturalized North America • Syn: ↑strawberry pigweed, ↑Indian paint, ↑Chenopodium capitatum • Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot * * * noun : an annual weedy herb ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea blite — /bluyt/ any of several halophytic herbs of the genus Suaeda, having fleshy leaves. [1755 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • strawberry blite — a plant, Chenopodium capitatum, having dense, rounded clusters of minute reddish flowers. * * * …   Universalium

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