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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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Habitat: A perennial vine member of the Amaranthaceae family growing to about 4m in iron-rich soil in the Amazon basin with a thick root system producing heart-shaped leaves with panicles of small, yellow/green flowers.
Four weed species of Amaranthaceae family were identified from Al-shafa agricultural crops lands.
Ranganayakulu, Comparative in Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Three Plants from The Amaranthaceae Family, Arch Biol Sci, 68,185 (2010).