lamb's-quarter

noun lamb's-quar·ter \ ˈlamz-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər , -ˌkȯ(r)- \

Definition of lamb's-quarter

1 : a goosefoot (Chenopodium album) having leaves with a white powdery coating that are sometimes used in salads or cooked as a vegetable often used in plural but singular or plural in construction
2 : any of several oraches usually used in pl. but singular or plural in construction

First Known Use of lamb's-quarter

1773

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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