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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.]
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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
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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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[USPRwire, Tue Jul 30 2019] Introduction: Quinoa is a member of the goosefoot family of flowering plants, also referred to as Chenopodiaceous.
The basic families include the cabbage family (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes and turnips); cucumber family (gourds, melons, squashes and cucumbers); nightshade family (eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes and peppers); goosefoot family (spinach and beets); onion family (leeks, garlic and onions); legume family (all peas and beans), and the carrot, celery and parsnip group.
I rank them right up there with nettles, goosefoot, and fern fiddleheads as among the best of the wild foods.
S lea co mint be at fo gr min 'Magentaspreen' Giant Goosefoot is a very attractive and easily grown plant, used both for salads and cooked greens.
[ClickPress, Thu Jan 03 2019] Quinoa is a member of the goosefoot family of flowering plants, also referred to as Chenopodiaceous.
For white and cream, you could consider the Candle Plant, Swedish Ivy, the Inch Plant/Wandering Jew, the Goosefoot Plant, the Dragena, etc.
Chan's menu is relatively affordable compared with three-star restaurants in the rest of the world, with dishes ranging from steamed prawn dumplings and baked barbecue pork buns, priced from Tw$250 ($8), to an eight-course set including lobster salad, bird's nest soup, braised abalone with goosefoot and steamed tiger grouper at Tw$6,980.
Cultivated primarily in Peru and Bolivia, kaniwa is the seed from the flowering plant, goosefoot. Kaniwa is from the same genus as quinoa (Chenopodium), but it's a different species that's about half the size, and has some different nutritional properties.
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.
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