goosefoot [go͞os′foot΄]
designating a family (Chenopodiaceae, order Caryophyllales) of dicotyledonous plants, including spinach and beets
pl. goosefoots
any of a genus (Chenopodium) of weedy plants of the goosefoot family, with small green flowers and, frequently, scurfy or fleshy foliage

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  • goosefoot — noun (plural goosefoots) Date: 1548 any of a genus (Chenopodium) or family (Chenopodiaceae, the goosefoot family) of glabrous herbs with fruit that is a utricle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • goosefoot family — noun includes spinach and beets • Syn: ↑Chenopodiaceae, ↑family Chenopodiaceae • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Hyponyms: ↑Beta, ↑genus Beta …   Useful english dictionary

  • goosefoot family — the plant family Chenopodiaceae, characterized by often weedy herbaceous plants and shrubs having simple, usually alternate leaves, small and inconspicuous flowers, and tiny, dry fruit, and including the beet, glasswort, goosefoot, Russian… …   Universalium

  • goosefoot — /goohs foot /, n., pl. goosefoots. any of numerous, often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having inconspicuous greenish flowers. [1540 50; GOOSE + FOOT] * * * ▪ plant  any of several salt tolerant plant species belonging to the genus… …   Universalium

  • goosefoot — noun Any of many flowering plants, of the subfamily Chenopodioideae, having small greenish flowers. Syn: pigweed …   Wiktionary

  • goosefoot — n. type of weed, family of plants that produce small green flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goosefoot — noun (plural goosefoots) a plant with divided leaves which are said to resemble the foot of a goose. [Genus Chenopodium.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • goosefoot — goose•foot [[t]ˈgusˌfʊt[/t]] n. pl. foots pln any of numerous, often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having inconspicuous greenish flowers • Etymology: 1540–50 …   From formal English to slang

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