- any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Atriplex, having mostly alternate leaves and clusters of inconspicuous flowers, often growing in saline or alkaline soil.
Origin of saltbush
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Examples from the Web for saltbush
What was that thing moving over yonder in that bunch of saltbush?Dust of the Desert
Robert Welles Ritchie
For the first seven miles over rough trap hills lightly grassed, when we entered samphire and saltbush flats for four miles.Explorations in Australia
Among exotics the Australian saltbush spreads successfully over the worst alkali land.
The valley floor and valley terraces are dotted with saltbush, rabbitbrush, greasewood, and sagebrush.Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico
John M. Corbett
The saltbush clumps and spinifex patches conceal hideous reptiles.In Search of El Dorado
- any of various chenopodiaceous shrubs of the genus Atriplex that grow in alkaline desert regions
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