Sand wort

sandwort

[sand-wurt, -wawrt]
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.

Origin:
1590–1600; sand + wort2

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sandwort (ˈsændˌwɜːt)
 
n
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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