[ 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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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Also called mercury.
Origin of Good-King-Henry
First recorded in 1895–1900
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