orach

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n orach any of various herbaceous plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in deserts and salt marshes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Orach (Bot) A genus (Atriplex) of herbs or low shrubs of the Goosefoot family, most of them with a mealy surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n orach One of several Old World plants of the genus Atriplex, especially A. hortensis, the garden-orach. See Atriplex and mountain-spinach. The common orach is A. patula, a weed and seaside plant of both hemispheres. The sea-orach, A. littoralis, of the coasts of Europe is also used as a spinach. See cut in next column.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Orach or′ach one of several European plants used as spinach.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. arroche, corrupted fr. L. atriplex, Gr. . Cf. Arrach
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. arroche.

Usage

In literature:

Orach Chayim, part of the Shulchan Aruch, 239, 240.
"Chapters on Jewish Literature" by Israel Abrahams
Orach is a hardy, annual plant, with an erect, branching stem, varying in height from two to four feet, according to the variety.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
In 1913 he accepted a call from the Congregation Orach Chayim of New York.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
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In news:

Sutton Place Synagogue was founded more than 100 years ago, in 1902, as Congregation Orach Chayim, but its roots extend back even before the dawn of the 20th century.
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