sea blite

[ blahyt ]
/ blaɪt /

noun

any of several halophytic herbs of the genus Suaeda, having fleshy leaves.

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Origin of sea blite

First recorded in 1755–60
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Example sentences from the Web for sea blite

  • Sea-blite and skuas had helped her enormously, but their efficacy would begin to wane if now she could not shew them to somebody.

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British Dictionary definitions for sea blite

seablite
/ (ˈsiːˌblaɪt) /

noun

a prostrate annual plant of the goosefoot family, Suaeda maritima, of salt marshes, having fleshy alternate leaves and small green flowers

Word Origin for seablite

C18: sea + blite, via Latin from Greek bliton orache
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