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saltbush

[ sawlt-boosh ]
/ ˈsɔltˌbʊʃ /
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noun

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.

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Origin of saltbush

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

saltbush
/ (ˈsɔːltˌbʊʃ) /

noun

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