goosefoot family


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goose′foot fam`ily


n.
a plant family, Chenopodiaceae, of shrubs and nonwoody plants with simple leaves, small petalless flowers, and tiny, dry fruit.
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Noun1.goosefoot family - includes spinach and beets
caryophylloid dicot family - family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order Caryophyllales, order-Chenopodiales - corresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
Chenopodium, genus Chenopodium - goosefoot; pigweed
Atriplex, genus Atriplex - orach; saltbush
genus Beta, Beta - beets
Cycloloma, genus Cycloloma - a caryophyllaceous genus of the family Chenopodiaceae
genus Halogeton - a caryophyllaceous genus of the family Chenopodiaceae
genus Salsola, Salsola - chiefly Old World herbs or shrubs: saltworts
genus Sarcobatus, Sarcobatus - one species: greasewood
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Pseudo-cereal Quinoa or Chenopodium quinoa belongs to goosefoot family called Chenopodiaceae, and this family contains a large number of plant species.
An annual potherb of the goosefoot family, it is a dark green plant with broad, fleshy and crinkled leaves.
Small-seeded legumes, of the angular Astragalus-type, are recorded from most samples, as are the characteristic nutlets from the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae).