[ goo d-king-hen-ree ]
/ ˈgʊdˌkɪŋˈhɛn ri /
noun, plural Good-King-Hen·ries.
a European, chenopodiaceous weed, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, naturalized in North America, having spinachlike leaves.
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Origin of Good-King-Henry
First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called mercury.
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British Dictionary definitions for good king henry
Good King Henry
a weedy edible chenopodiaceous plant, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, of N Europe, W Asia, and North America, having arrow-shaped leaves and clusters of small green flowers
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