- any of several halophytic herbs of the genus Suaeda, having fleshy leaves.
Origin of sea blite
First recorded in 1755–60
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- a prostrate annual plant of the goosefoot family, Suaeda maritima, of salt marshes, having fleshy alternate leaves and small green flowers
C18: sea + blite, via Latin from Greek bliton orache
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