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Definition of "goosefoot" [goose•foot]

  • Any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium, having small greenish flowers. Also called pigweed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goosefoot" in a sentence
  • "Beyond the marsh, well-drained slopes with gullies and cut banks offered protected crannies for forbs such as goosefoot, nettles, and mats of hairy-leaved, mouse-eared chickweed with small white flowers."
  • "Before the Death, they would have made a living from dropped corn, knotweed, and maygrass seeds; now they had to be thriving on goosefoot and other invaders."
  • "Their places now grew grass and goosefoot, the lonesome soil hardened and rain cracked."