any of several herbaceous plants or small shrubs of the chenopodiaceous genus Atriplex, esp A. hortensis (garden orache), which is cultivated as a vegetable. They have typically greyish-green lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers
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Orach, orache, or′ach, n. one of several European plants used as spinach.
A third species—the Grass-leaved orache (A. littoralis) grows in salt marshes.The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux
orache is frequently used as a substitute for Spinach where the ordinary variety fails.The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition | Sutton and Sons
Red orache is useful for growing in ornamental borders, but it is not so suitable for culinary purposes as the white variety.The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition | Sutton and Sons
It feeds in the autumn on the flowers and seeds of various kinds of goosefoot (Chenopodium), also on orache (Atriplex).The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series | Richard South