- any plant of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, of the amaranth family, cultivated for use like spinach.
Origin of orach
Examples from the Web for orach
Historical Examples of orach
Outside the wall the samphire and orach beds are wholly marine.The Naturalist on the Thames
C. J. Cornish
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