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fat hen

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(Plants) a common plant, Chenopodium album, with small green flowers and whitish scales on the stem and leaves: family Chenopodiaceae (chenopods). Also called (US): pigweed or lamb's-quarters
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Noun1.fat hen - European plant naturalized in North Americafat hen - European plant naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb
wild spinach - leafy greens collected from the wild and used as a substitute for spinach
goosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers
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Fat-hen This attractive looking plant tends to grow close to lots of coastlines and is easy to gather.
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