: a European plant (Chenopodium bonus-henricus) naturalized in North America and formerly cultivated and often collected from the wild as a potherb

Word History


alteration (influenced by the name of Henry VII †1509 king of England) of Good-Henry

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Good-King-Henry was in 1640

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“Good-King-Henry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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