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[kee-nuh-pod, ken-uh-]
  1. any plant of the amaranth family Chenopodiaceae.
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Origin of chenopod

1545–55; < Greek chēno- (combining form of chḗn goose) + -pod; compare New Latin Chenopodium genus name
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Historical Examples

  • The people depend for fuel largely on a hoary bush of the Chenopod order, Eurotia ceratoides.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir

    Sir James McCrone Douie

British Dictionary definitions for chenopod


  1. any flowering plant of the family Chenopodiaceae, which includes the beet, mangel-wurzel, spinach, and goosefoot
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Derived Formschenopodiaceous (ˌkiːnəˌpəʊdɪˈeɪʃəs, ˌkɛn-), adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Greek khēn goose + pous foot
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