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chenopod

[ kee-nuh-pod, ken-uh- ]
/ ˈki nəˌpɒd, ˈkɛn ə- /
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noun
any plant of the amaranth family Chenopodiaceae.
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Origin of chenopod

1545–55; <Greek chēno- (combining form of chḗngoose) + -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 forms of chenopod

chenopodiaceous (ˌkiːnəˌpəʊdɪˈeɪʃəs, ˌkɛn-), adjective

Word Origin for chenopod

C16: from Greek khēn goose + pous foot
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