Definitions for saltwortˈsɔltˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various plants growing in saline soil, esp. those belonging to the genus Salsola.
Origin of saltwort:
1560–70; trans. of D zoutkruid=zout salt +kruid herb
saltwort, barilla, glasswort, kali, kelpwort, Salsola kali, Salsola soda(noun)
bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
saltwort, Batis maritima(noun)
low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leaves
Batis maritima, a plant distributed in the southwestern United States, Caribbean, and South America in coastal saltmarshes.
Glaux maritima, a plant in the primrose family (Primulaceae) and which grows along coasts throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Origin: From salt + wort.
a name given to several plants which grow on the seashore, as the Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See Glasswort
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