Share this entry
goosefoot Line breaks: goose|foot
Pronunciation: /ˈɡuːsfʊt/

Definition of goosefoot in English:

noun (plural goosefoots)

A plant of temperate regions with divided leaves which 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.

Words that rhyme with goosefoot

coltsfoot • tenderfoot
Definition of goosefoot in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources