good-king-henry good-king-henry n. A European plant ({Chenopodium bonus-henricus}) naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb.

Syn: good king henry, allgood, fat hen, wild spinach, {Chenopodium bonus-henricus}. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Good King Henry — Mercury Mer cu*ry, n. [L. Mercurius; akin to merx wares.] 1. (Rom. Myth.) A Latin god of commerce and gain; treated by the poets as identical with the Greek Hermes, messenger of the gods, conductor of souls to the lower world, and god of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • good-king-henry — noun alternative spelling of the plant Good King Henry …   Wiktionary

  • Good King Henry — panaminė balanda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Chenopodium bonus henricus), paplitęs pietų ir vidurio Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chenopodium bonus henricus angl. allgood; fat hen; Good King Henry;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Good-King-Henry — /good king hen ree/, n., pl. Good King Henries. a European, chenopodiaceous weed, Chenopodium bonus henricus, naturalized in North America, having spinachlike leaves. Also called mercury. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • good-king-henry — good king hen·ry …   English syllables

  • Good King Henry — noun A species of goosefoot, Chenopodium bonus henricus, native to Britain and much of Europe, cultivated as a vegetable. Syn: fat hen, Lincolnshire spinach, mercury, poor mans asparagus …   Wiktionary

  • Good King Henry — noun an edible plant with large dark green leaves and insignificant clusters of flowers. [Chenopodium bonus henricus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Good King Henry — noun a species of goosefoot, Chenopodium bonus henricus, native to central and southern Europe, grown traditionally as a perennial vegetable, its succulent triangular leaves being cooked like spinach, and its shoots in spring resembling… …   Australian English dictionary

  • good-king-henry — noun European plant naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb • Syn: ↑allgood, ↑fat hen, ↑wild spinach, ↑Chenopodium bonus henricus • Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Good King Harry (novel) — infobox Book | name = Good King Harry orig title = translator = image caption = Cover of paperback edition author = Denise Giardina cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = War, Historical novel, publisher =… …   Wikipedia

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