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or·achealso or·ach (ôr′ĭch, ŏr′-)
Any of various plants of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, having edible leaves that taste somewhat like spinach.
[Middle English arage, orach, from Old French arrache, arroche, from Vulgar Latin *atrapica, alteration (influenced by Latin ātriplex, ātriplic-) of Greek atraphaxus, of pre-Greek substrate origin.]
or or•ache(ˈɔr ətʃ, ˈɒr-)
any plant of the genus Atriplex, esp. A. hortensis, of the goosefoot family, cultivated for use like spinach.
[1350–1400; Middle English orage, arage < Old French arache < Vulgar Latin *atripica, variant of Latin atriplic- (s. of atriplex) « Greek atráphaxys]
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|Noun||1.||orach - any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes|
Atriplex hortensis, garden orache, mountain spinach - Asiatic plant resembling spinach often used as a potherb; naturalized in Europe and North America