orach
noun see orache

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  • ORACH — (Heb. מַלּוּחַ, mallu aḥ), the species Atriplex halimus. This shrub grows wild in the saline soil of the lower Jordan valley, in the Negev, and in the Arabah; it is also found in the sandy lands of the Sharon and in the beds of rivers. There is a …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • orach — or orache [ôr′əch, är′əch] n. [ME orage < Anglo Fr orache < OFr arroche < VL * atrapica (for L atriplex) < Gr atraphaxys] any of a genus (Atriplex) of plants of the goosefoot family, widespread in salty or alkaline areas, having… …   English World dictionary

  • Orach — Or ach, Orache Or ache, n. [F. arroche, corrupted fr. L. atriplex, Gr. ?. Cf. {Arrach}.] (Bot.) A genus ({Atriplex}) of herbs or low shrubs of the Goosefoot family, most of them with a mealy surface. [1913 Webster] {Garden orache}, a plant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orach — Atriplex Atriplex n. a genus of plants of the goosefoot family ({Chenopodiaceae}); its members include species called {orach} and {saltbush}. Syn: genus {Atriplex}. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orach — /ˈɒrɪtʃ/ (say orich) noun any of various plants of the widespread genus Atriplex, especially the garden orach, A. hortensis, of Asia, widely naturalised in Europe, and cultivated as a leaf vegetable. Also, orache. {Middle English orage, from Old… …   Australian English dictionary

  • orach — /awr euhch, or /, n. any plant of the genus Atriplex, esp. A. hortensis, of the goosefoot family, cultivated for use like spinach. Also, orache. [1350 1400; ME orage, arage < OF arache < VL *atripica, var. of L atriplic (s. of atriplex) Gk… …   Universalium

  • orach — noun any of several plants, of the genus Atriplex, found in dry habitats, that have edible leaves resembling spinach …   Wiktionary

  • orach — or·ach …   English syllables

  • orach — or•ach or or•ache [[t]ˈɔr ətʃ, ˈɒr [/t]] n. pln any plant of the genus Atriplex, esp. A. hortensis, of the goosefoot family, cultivated for use like spinach • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME orage, arage < OF arache < VL *atripica, var. of L… …   From formal English to slang

  • orach — noun any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes • Syn: ↑orache • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑garden orache, ↑mountain spinach, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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