(Science: botany) A genus (Atriplex) of herbs or low shrubs of the goosefoot family, most of them with a mealy surface. Garden orache, a plant (Atriplex hortensis), often used as a pot herb; also called mountain spinach.
Origin: F. Arroche, corrupted fr. L. Atriplex, Gr. Cf. Arrach.
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