chenopodiaceous

[ kee-nuh-poh-dee-ey-shuhs, ken-uh- ]
/ ˌki nəˌpoʊ diˈeɪ ʃəs, ˌkɛn ə- /

adjective

belonging to the Chenopodiaceae, formerly the goosefoot family, now considered part of the amaranth family of plants.

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Origin of chenopodiaceous

1865–70; <New Latin Chenopodiace(ae) family name (Chenopodi(um) (see chenopod) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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