che·​no·​pod ˈkē-nə-ˌpäd How to pronounce chenopod (audio) ˈke- How to pronounce chenopod (audio)
: any plant of the goosefoot family

Word History


ultimately from Greek chēn goose + podion, diminutive of pod-, pous foot — more at goose, foot

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chenopod was in 1555

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Cite this Entry

“Chenopod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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