• synonyms

fat hen

  1. a common plant, Chenopodium album, with small green flowers and whitish scales on the stem and leaves: family Chenopodiaceae (chenopods)Also called (US): pigweed, lamb's-quarters
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  • Along with this the settlers gathered quantities of a very succulent weed known as "fat-hen," and so were kept alive.

    The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists

    George Bryce