chenopod[kē nə päd′, ken′ə-]
any plant of the goosefoot family, as spinach
Origin of chenopod; from Modern Latin Chenopodium, name of the genus ; from Classical Greek chēn (gen. chēnos), goose + -podium
Any of various plants of the family Chenopodiaceae, which includes spinach, beets, and the goosefoots.
Origin of chenopodFrom New Latin Chēnopodiāceae, family name, from Chēnopodium, type genus : Greek khēn, goose; see ghans- in Indo-European roots + Greek podion, diminutive of pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.