Good King Henry

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English[edit]

Chenopodium bonus-henricus ENBLA02.jpg

Etymology[edit]

1640; alteration (influenced by the name of Henry VII (1457–1509), King of England) of Good-Henry[1] (1578), from the name Henry.[2]

Noun[edit]

Good King Henry (uncountable)

  1. A species of goosefoot, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, native to Britain and much of Europe, cultivated as a vegetable.
    Synonyms: Lincolnshire spinach, mercury, poor man's asparagus, markery, English mercury, allgood

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Good-King-Henry”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary
  2. ^ Good-Henry”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary

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