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A plant of temperate regions with divided leaves that are said to resemble the foot of a goose. Some kinds are edible and many are common weeds.
- ‘Wild rice, sunflower, goosefoot, and squash rind were all well represented.’
- ‘Spinach was a better green vegetable than the goosefoots, sorrels, orach, and similar plants which were widely used in medieval Europe, and gradually usurped their place.’
- ‘He set out into the sun-soaked, blossom-perfumed clearing, wending his way with care amid white campion, goosefoot, and dock plants.’
- ‘Cultivated Late Woodland plants included sumpweed, squash, sunflower, goosefoot, and maize.’
- ‘Deposits at Salts Cave dating between 650 and 250 B.C. included sunflower, sumpweed, squash, goosefoot, and maygrass.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.