or·​ache ˈȯr-ich How to pronounce orache (audio)
variants or orach
: any of various herbs (genus Atriplex) of the goosefoot family that include some (such as A. hortensis) with edible leaves

Word History


Middle English orage, arage, from Anglo-French orasche, arache, from Vulgar Latin *atrapic-, atrapex, from Greek atraphaxys

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orache was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Orache.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orache. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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