[awr-uh ch, or-]
- any plant of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, of the amaranth family, cultivated for use like spinach.
Origin of orach
1350–1400; Middle English orage, arage < Old French arache < Vulgar Latin *atripica, variant of Latin atriplic- (stem of atriplex) ≪ Greek atráphaxys
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Outside the wall the samphire and orach beds are wholly marine.The Naturalist on the Thames
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Orach is sometimes transplanted, but generally succeeds best when sown where the plants are to remain.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
Orach, Orache, or′ach, n. one of several European plants used as spinach.
It feeds in July and August on orach (Atriplex), persicaria, knot-grass, and will also eat dock.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series