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or·ache

also or·ach (ôr′ĭch, ŏr′-)
n.
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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orache

(ˈɒrɪtʃ) or

orach

n
(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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Noun1.orache - any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshesorache - any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes
Atriplex, genus Atriplex - orach; saltbush
Atriplex hortensis, garden orache, mountain spinach - Asiatic plant resembling spinach often used as a potherb; naturalized in Europe and 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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