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n. pl. goose·foots
Any of various often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having small greenish flowers. Also called pigweed.

[From the shape of its leaves.]


n, pl -foots
(Plants) any typically weedy chenopodiaceous plant of the genus Chenopodium, having small greenish flowers and leaves shaped like a goose's foot. See also Good King Henry, fat hen



n., pl. -foots.
any of numerous, often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having inconspicuous greenish flowers.
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Noun1.goosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowersgoosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers
Chenopodium, genus Chenopodium - goosefoot; pigweed
Chenopodium album, lamb's-quarters, pigweed, wild spinach - common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb
American wormseed, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Spanish tea, wormseed, Mexican tea - rank-smelling tropical American pigweed
allgood, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, fat hen, good-king-henry, wild spinach - European plant naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb
Atriplex mexicana, Chenopodium botrys, feather geranium, Jerusalem oak, Mexican tea - Eurasian aromatic oak-leaved goosefoot with many yellow-green flowers; naturalized North America
Chenopodium capitatum, strawberry blite, strawberry pigweed, Indian paint - European annual with clusters of greenish flowers followed by red pulpy berrylike fruit; naturalized North America
Chenopodium glaucum, oakleaf goosefoot, oak-leaved goosefoot - annual European plant with spikes of greenish flowers and leaves that are white and hairy on the underside; common as a weed in North America
Chenopodium hybridum, sowbane, red goosefoot - herb considered fatal to swine
Chenopodium murale, nettleleaf goosefoot, nettle-leaved goosefoot - European annual with coarsely dentate leaves; widespread in United States and southern Canada
Chenopodium rubrum, French spinach, red goosefoot - common Eurasian weed; naturalized in United States
Chenopodium vulvaria, stinking goosefoot - European goosefoot with strong-scented foliage; adventive in eastern North America
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Other plants such as goosefoot and amaranth were allowed to come up among the squash, and these could be harvested both for greens and for seeds.
After her 100th birthday Oct 2, 2014 (her 18th Senior Citizens Day), President Park Geun-hye presented her with a goosefoot cane.
Evaluation of sulfuric acid application in breaking dormancy of goosefoot and red-root amaranth seeds.
glaucum/rubrum Oak-leaved Goosefoot Cirsium oleraceum Cabbage thistle Conium maculatum Hemlock Fallopia convolvulus Black bindweed Fumaria officinalis Common fumitory Galeopsis ladanum Red hemp nettle Galeopsis spec.
Commonly associated species include Nitre Goosefoot Chenopodium nitrariaceum, Nodding Saltbush Einadia nutans, Ruby Saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa var.
Watson (Narrow-leaf goosefoot; TAC 5120) is a native goosefoot that occurs mainly in the western two-thirds of Texas east to the East Cross Timbers (Diggs et al.
hairy sand-spurrey Chenopodiaceae Goosefoot Family Arthrocnemum subterminale (Parish) Standi pickleweed Atriplex argentea Nutt.
Its major food is the seeds of annual herbs such as grasses (Graminae), rushes (Juncidae), goosefoot (Chenopodium spp"), docks (Polygonacaea) and chickweed (Stellaria spp.
Historically, these plants were considered members of the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae); however, current evidence places them with the amaranths (Amaranthaceae).
Sugar Beet PlantSugar beet (beta vulgaris L) is a herbaceous dicot belonging to chenopodiaceae also known as the goosefoot family It is a biennial plant completing its life cycle in two years.
Pseudo-cereal Quinoa or Chenopodium quinoa belongs to goosefoot family called Chenopodiaceae, and this family contains a large number of plant species.