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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.]
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(Plants) any of several herbaceous plants or small shrubs of the chenopodiaceous genus Atriplex, esp A. hortensis (garden orache), which is cultivated as a vegetable. They have typically greyish-green lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers
[C15: from Old French arache, from Latin atriplex, from Greek atraphaxus, of obscure origin]
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|Noun||1.||orache - 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
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