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 Other such plants included goosefoot, wolfberry and sumac, which produce edible grains or berries. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2021 It’s a member of the goosefoot family, which sounds like a British TV drama but is actually a plant family that includes veg like Swiss chard, beets, and spinach. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 25 Sep. 2020 Quinoa is a member of the goosefoot family and is related to spinach and beets. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 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, 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of goosefoot

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goosefoot was in 1548

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31 May 2021

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“Goosefoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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