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chenopodiaceous

[kee-nuh-poh-dee-ey-shuh s, ken-uh-]
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  1. 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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