any plant belonging to the genus Arenaria, of the pink family, having narrow leaves and clusters of usually white flowers, many of which grow in sandy soil.
Origin of sandwort
First recorded in 1590–1600; sand
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for sandwort
Historical Examples of sandwort
How wise, too, is the sandwort in its choice of a dwelling-place!
Here a few grass-blades, there a tiny plant of Sandwort, possibly a Rock Bedstraw, begin to root themselves in the moss.
Pistil of a Sandwort, with vertical and transverse section of the ovary: free central placenta.
British Dictionary definitions for sandwort
any of numerous caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Arenaria, which grow in dense tufts on sandy soil and have white or pink solitary flowers
any of various related plants
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