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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.
any of numerous, often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having inconspicuous greenish flowers.
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|Noun||1.||goosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers|
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 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