Ke-no-po-di-a'se-e. L. Chenopodi-um + aceae, fr. Gr.

22 Chenopodiaceae Goosefoot Family 273

goose, +

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foot - i. e., referring to the shape of leaves. Herbs, shrubs. Distinguished by being homely, succulent; leaves exstipulate, no bracts; flowers minute, greenish, with free calyx imbricated in the bud, persistent; 2-5-lobed; petals none; ovary 1-celled, forming 1-seeded utricle; universal, saline places; anthelmintic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, stimulant (vol. oil). Genus: 1. Chenopodium.