chenopod

[ kee-nuh-pod, ken-uh- ]
/ ˈki nəˌpɒd, ˈkɛn ə- /
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noun

any plant of the amaranth family Chenopodiaceae.

Nearby words

  1. chenille plant,
  2. chenin blanc,
  3. chennai,
  4. chennault,
  5. chennault, claire lee,
  6. chenopodiaceous,
  7. chenopodium oil,
  8. cheongsam,
  9. cheops,
  10. chephren

Origin of chenopod

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

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British Dictionary definitions for chenopod

chenopod

/ (ˈkiːnəˌpɒd, ˈkɛn-) /

noun

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

Word Origin for chenopod

C16: from Greek khēn goose + pous foot

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