noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek chēn goose + podion, diminutive of pod-, pous foot — more at goose, foot Date: 1555 any plant of the goosefoot family

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  • chenopod — [kē nə päd΄, ken′əpäd΄] n. [< ModL Chenopodium, name of the genus < Gr chēn (gen. chēnos), goose + PODIUM] any plant of the goosefoot family, as spinach …   English World dictionary

  • chenopod — /kee neuh pod , ken euh /, n. any plant of the goosefoot family Chenopodiaceae. [1545 55; < Gk cheno (comb. form of chén GOOSE) + POD; cf. NL Chenopodium genus name] * * * …   Universalium

  • chenopod — noun Any member of the family Chenopodioideae; the goosefoots …   Wiktionary

  • chenopod — n. any plant that belongs to the goosefoot family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chenopod — che·no·pod …   English syllables

  • chenopod — che•no•pod [[t]ˈki nəˌpɒd, ˈkɛn ə [/t]] n. pln any plant of the goosefoot family Chenopodiaceae • Etymology: 1545–55; < NLChenopodiumgoosefoot < Gk chēno , comb. form of chḗn goose+ NL podium podium …   From formal English to slang

  • chenopod — /ˈkinəpɒd/ (say keenuhpod), /ˈkɛnə / (say kenuh ) noun any plant of the genus Chenopodium or the family Chenopodiaceae. {cheno (combining form representing Greek chēn goose) + pod} …   Australian English dictionary

  • chenopod — ˈkēnəˌpäd, ˈke noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Chenopodiaceae : a plant of the family Chenopodiaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chenopodiaceae — Chenopodium album Chenopodiaceae were a family of flowering plants, also called the Goosefoot Family. They are now included within family Amaranthaceae. The vast majority of Chenopods are weeds, and many are salt and drought tolerant. A few food… …   Wikipedia

  • scrubland — /skrub land /, n. land on which the natural vegetation is chiefly scrub. [1770 80, Amer.; SCRUB2 + LAND] * * * ▪ ecology Introduction also called  shrubland,  heathland,  or  chaparral,    diverse assortment of vegetation types sharing the common …   Universalium

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