Definition of goosefoot in English:

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goosefoot

Pronunciation: /ˈɡo͞osfo͝ot/

noun (plural goosefoots)

A plant of temperate regions with divided leaves that are said to resemble the foot of a goose. Some kinds are edible and many are common weeds.
  • Genus Chenopodium, family Chenopodiaceae.
Example sentences
  • Spinach was a better green vegetable than the goosefoots, sorrels, orach, and similar plants which were widely used in medieval Europe, and gradually usurped their place.
  • Cultivated Late Woodland plants included sumpweed, squash, sunflower, goosefoot, and maize.
  • Wild rice, sunflower, goosefoot, and squash rind were all well represented.

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Syllabification: goose·foot

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