saltbush

[sawlt-boo sh]
noun
  1. 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

1860–65; salt1 + bush1, so called because they thrive in saline or alkaline soils
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saltbush

noun
  1. any of various chenopodiaceous shrubs of the genus Atriplex that grow in alkaline desert regions
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