Lamb's-quarters
Lamb's-quarters Lamb's-quar"ters, n. (Bot.) A name given to several common weedy European plants of the Goosefoot family, introduced into N. America, and sometimes used as pot herbs, as {Chenopodium album} and {Atriplex patulsa}.

Note: It is sometimes collected from the wild and eaten as a vegetable

Syn: lamb's quarters, pigweed, wild spinach, Chenopodium album. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lamb's-quarters — [lamz′kwôrt΄ərz] n. an annual weed (Chenopodium album) of the goosefoot family, with whitened or mealy leaves and dense clusters of small green flowers, sometimes used for greens …   English World dictionary

  • lamb's-quarters — baltoji balanda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Chenopodium album), paplitęs vidutinio klimato kraštuose; jo sėklos naudojamos maistui. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Chenopodium album… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-quarters — /lamz kwawr teuhrz/, n., pl. lamb s quarters. the pigweed, Chenopodium album. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamb's-quarters — noun common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb • Syn: ↑pigweed, ↑wild spinach, ↑Chenopodium album • Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot • Part Meronyms: ↑lamb s quarter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's quarters — ▪ Chenopodium album also called  pigweed   (species Chenopodium album), an annual weed of the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), of wide distribution in Asia, Europe, and North America. It can grow up to 3 metres (about 10 feet) but is usually a… …   Universalium

  • lamb's-quarter — baltoji balanda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Chenopodium album), paplitęs vidutinio klimato kraštuose; jo sėklos naudojamos maistui. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Chenopodium album… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-tongue — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural lamb s tongues) 1. a. : hoary plantain 1 b. : lamb s quarters 1 c. : an American dogtooth violet …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's-quarter — noun leaves collected from the wild • Syn: ↑pigweed, ↑wild spinach • Hypernyms: ↑greens, ↑green, ↑leafy vegetable • Part Holonyms: ↑lamb s quarters, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb'squarters — lamb s quarters pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A common weed (Chenopodium album) having lance shaped leaves with a mealy surface and small green flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • On Nature's Trail — was a television show produced by the Maryland Center for Public Broadcasting in Owings Mills, Maryland in 1978. The show featured Elmer and Jean Worthley observing and discussing plants growing at different locations in Baltimore County,… …   Wikipedia

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