Definition of goosefoot in English:


Syllabification: goose·foot
Pronunciation: /ˈgo͞osˌfo͝ot

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
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    • 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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