lamb's-quarter

noun
lamb's-quar·​ter | \ ˈlamz-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər How to pronounce lamb's-quarter (audio) , -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 plural 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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“Lamb's-quarter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamb%27s-quarter. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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