New Zealand spinach

noun
coarse sprawling Australasian plant with red or yellow flowers; cultivated for its edible young shoots and succulent leaves
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Tetragonia, ↑genus Tetragonia

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized N&Z
: a coarse annual chiefly Australasian herb (Tetragonia expansa) of the family Aizoaceae used as a potherb

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a plant, Tetragonia tetragonioides, of warm regions, cultivated for its edible leaves, eaten as a vegetable.
[1815-25]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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