fat hen

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a weed (Chenopodium album) which affects spring cereals, peas and row crops. Fat hen is found especially in rich soils and muck heaps.

Food

  • A hardy perennial herb, Chenopodium album, similar to Good king Henry, whose seeds, which are rich in fat and protein, have been used since Neolithic times and may be ground into a flour
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