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sandwort

[ sand-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈsændˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of sandwort

First recorded in 1590–1600; sand + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for sandwort

sandwort
/ (ˈsændˌwɜːt) /

noun

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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