halogeton

noun
hal·​o·​ge·​ton | \ ˌha-lə-ˈjē-ˌtän How to pronounce halogeton (audio) \

Definition of halogeton

: a coarse annual Asian herb (Halogeton glomeratus) of the goosefoot family that is a noxious weed in western U.S. ranges

First Known Use of halogeton

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for halogeton

New Latin, from hal- + Greek geitōn neighbor

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halogeton

noun
hal·​o·​ge·​ton | \ ˌhal-ə-ˈjē-ˌtän How to pronounce halogeton (audio) \

Medical Definition of halogeton

: a coarse annual herb (Halogeton glomeratus) of the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae) that in western American ranges is dangerous to sheep and cattle because of its high oxalate content

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