goosefoot [goos-foo t] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural goose·foots.
- any of numerous, often weedy plants of the genus Chenopodium, having inconspicuous greenish flowers.
Origin of goosefoot First recorded in 1540–50;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for goosefoot Historical Examples of goosefoot
Scurf, Scurfiness, minute scales on the surface of many leaves, as of Goosefoot.
It feeds in the autumn on the flowers and seeds of various kinds of goosefoot (Chenopodium), also on Orache (Atriplex).
But the first thing that stopped Moss was the glowing front of a pawnshop, near the head of Goosefoot Lane.
Going south again he came to a low mesa, to a place called Yelak-īmi, “goosefoot.”
A. L. Kroeber
British Dictionary definitions for goosefoot goosefoot noun plural -foots
- any typically weedy chenopodiaceous plant of the genus Chenopodium, having small greenish flowers and leaves shaped like a goose’s footSee also ,
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