goose·​foot | \ ˈgüs-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce goosefoot (audio) \
plural goosefoots

Definition of goosefoot

: any of a genus (Chenopodium) or family (Chenopodiaceae, the goosefoot family) of glabrous herbs with fruit that is a utricle

Examples of goosefoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quinoa is a member of the goosefoot family and is related to spinach and beets. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Quinoa pairs with a trio of mushrooms and kale for Passover side dish," 25 Mar. 2018 These include erect knotweed (not to be confused with its invasive cousin, Asian knotweed), goosefoot, little barley, marsh elder, and maygrass. Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica, "Hunting for the ancient lost farms of North America," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of goosefoot

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Goosefoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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