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orach

or or·ache

[awr-uh ch, or-]
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noun
  1. any plant of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, of the amaranth family, cultivated for use like spinach.

Origin of orach

1350–1400; Middle English orage, arage < Old French arache < Vulgar Latin *atripica, variant of Latin atriplic- (stem of atriplex) ≪ Greek atráphaxys
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orache

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noun
  1. any of several herbaceous plants or small shrubs of the chenopodiaceous genus Atriplex, esp A. hortensis (garden orache), which is cultivated as a vegetable. They have typically greyish-green lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers

Word Origin

C15: from Old French arache, from Latin atriplex, from Greek atraphaxus, of obscure origin
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