Meaning of HALOGETON in English


ˌhaləˈjēt ə n noun

Etymology: New Latin, from hal- + Greek geitōn neighbor

1. capitalized : a small genus of Mediterranean and central Asian herbs and shrubs (family Chenopodiaceae) with fleshy semicylindrical leaves and axillary clusters of flowers — see barilla 1b

2. -s : any plant of the genus Halogeton ; especially : a coarse annual herb ( H. glomeratus ) introduced into No. America from Siberia and now a noxious weed in western American rangelands dangerous to sheep and cattle because of its high oxalate content

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