Lamb's-quarters


Lamb's-quarters
Lamb's-quarters Lamb's-quar"ters, n. (Bot.) A name given to several common weedy European plants of the Goosefoot family, introduced into N. America, and sometimes used as pot herbs, as {Chenopodium album} and {Atriplex patulsa}.

Note: It is sometimes collected from the wild and eaten as a vegetable

Syn: lamb's quarters, pigweed, wild spinach, Chenopodium album. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lamb's-quarters — [lamz′kwôrt΄ərz] n. an annual weed (Chenopodium album) of the goosefoot family, with whitened or mealy leaves and dense clusters of small green flowers, sometimes used for greens …   English World dictionary

  • lamb's-quarters — baltoji balanda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Chenopodium album), paplitęs vidutinio klimato kraštuose; jo sėklos naudojamos maistui. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Chenopodium album… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-quarters — /lamz kwawr teuhrz/, n., pl. lamb s quarters. the pigweed, Chenopodium album. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamb's-quarters — noun common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb • Syn: ↑pigweed, ↑wild spinach, ↑Chenopodium album • Hypernyms: ↑goosefoot • Part Meronyms: ↑lamb s quarter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's quarters — ▪ Chenopodium album also called  pigweed   (species Chenopodium album), an annual weed of the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), of wide distribution in Asia, Europe, and North America. It can grow up to 3 metres (about 10 feet) but is usually a… …   Universalium

  • lamb'squarters — lamb s quarters pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A common weed (Chenopodium album) having lance shaped leaves with a mealy surface and small green flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • lamb's-quarter — baltoji balanda statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Balandinių šeimos maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Chenopodium album), paplitęs vidutinio klimato kraštuose; jo sėklos naudojamos maistui. Piktžolė. atitikmenys: lot. Chenopodium album… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-tongue — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural lamb s tongues) 1. a. : hoary plantain 1 b. : lamb s quarters 1 c. : an American dogtooth violet …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's-quarter — noun leaves collected from the wild • Syn: ↑pigweed, ↑wild spinach • Hypernyms: ↑greens, ↑green, ↑leafy vegetable • Part Holonyms: ↑lamb s quarters, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Charles Lamb (writer) — Infobox Person name = Charles Lamb imagesize = caption = birth date = birth date|1775|2|10|df=y birth place = Inner Temple, London, England. death date = death date and age|1834|12|27|1775|2|10|df=y death place = Edmonton, London, England. death… …   Wikipedia


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