designating a family (Chenopodiaceae, order Caryophyllales) of dicotyledonous plants, including spinach and beets
any of a genus (Chenopodium) of weedy plants of the goosefoot family, with small green flowers and, frequently, scurfy or fleshy foliage
Any of various often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having small greenish flowers. Also called pigweed.
Origin of goosefootFrom the shape of its leaves.
- Any of many flowering plants, of the subfamily Chenopodioideae, having small greenish flowers.