halogeton

noun

hal·​o·​ge·​ton ˌha-lə-ˈjē-ˌtän How to pronounce halogeton (audio)
: a coarse annual Asian herb (Halogeton glomeratus) of the goosefoot family that is a noxious weed in western U.S. ranges

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from hal- + Greek geitōn neighbor

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of halogeton was in 1943

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“Halogeton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halogeton. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

halogeton

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