lamb's-quarter

noun

lamb's-quar·​ter ˈlamz-ˌkwȯ(r)-tər How to pronounce lamb's-quarter (audio)
-ˌkȯ(r)-
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

Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamb's-quarter was in 1773

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Cite this Entry

“Lamb's-quarter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lamb%27s-quarter. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

lamb's-quarter

noun singular or plural
lamb's-quar·​ter
ˈlamz-ˌkwȯ(r)t-ər
: a goosefoot with leaves that are sometimes used in salads or cooked as a vegetable

called also lamb's-quarters

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