- any chenopodiaceous plant of the genus Salicornia, of seashores and salt marshes: includes glasswort
C19: from Late Latin, perhaps from Latin sal salt + cornu a horn
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Examples from the Web for salicornia
The alkaline residuum of the combustion of salsola, salicornia, chenopodium, and other species of the order Chenopodiace.
It was well grassed, but its sandy patches were covered with Salicornia.
Salicornia grew in abundance; and emu tracks were very frequent.
As we entered into the plains, Binoe's Trichinium and Salicornia re-appeared.
On the dry salt marsh here is scarce any other plant than salicornia herbacea.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont