saltwort

[ sawlt-wurt, -wawrt ]

noun
  1. any of various plants of sea beaches, salt marshes, and alkaline regions, especially belonging to the genus Salsola, of the amaranth family, as S. kali, a bushy plant having prickly leaves, or belonging to the genus Salicornia.

Origin of saltwort

1
1560–70; translation of Dutch zoutkruid, equivalent to zout salt + kruid herb. See salt1, wort1

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British Dictionary definitions for saltwort

saltwort

/ (ˈsɔːltˌwɜːt) /


noun
  1. Also called: glasswort, kali any of several chenopodiaceous plants of the genus Salsola, esp S. kali, of beaches and salt marshes, which has prickly leaves, striped stems, and small green flowers: See also barilla

  2. another name for sea milkwort

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