[kee-nuh-pod, ken-uh-]


any plant of the amaranth family Chenopodiaceae.

Origin of chenopod

1545–55; < Greek chēno- (combining form of chḗn goose) + -pod; compare New Latin Chenopodium genus name Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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