Good-King-Henry

noun
Good-King-Hen·​ry | \ ¦gu̇dˌkiŋˈhenrē \

Definition of Good-King-Henry

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

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First Known Use of Good-King-Henry

1640, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Good-King-Henry

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

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“Good-King-Henry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Good-King-Henry. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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