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common name for the genus Chenopodium, as well as for the goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae, a family of widely distributed shrubs and herbs that includes the beet, spinach, and mangel-wurzel.
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Any plant of the genus Sarcobatus, especially S. vermiculatus, which is a low shrub that grows in alkali soils of the western United States.
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