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2. Synonym(s): chenopodium
1. A tropical American plant (Dysphania ambrosioides syn. Chenopodium ambrosioides) having leaves used as a seasoning and yielding an oil used as an anthelmintic. Also called epazote, Mexican tea.
2. Any of several other plants used as an anthelmintic.
wormseed(1) Chenopodium, an antihelminthic folk remedy.
(2) Santonica, see there.