Sand wort


[sand-wurt, -wawrt]
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.

1590–1600; sand + wort2 Unabridged
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sandwort (ˈsændˌwɜːt)
1.  any of numerous caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Arenaria, which grow in dense tufts on sandy soil and have white or pink solitary flowers
2.  any of various related plants

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