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Good-King-Henry

[goo d-king-hen-ree]
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noun, plural Good-King-Hen·ries.
  1. 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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Good King Henry

noun
  1. 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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