|1.||Also called: marsh samphire any plant of the chenopodiaceous genus Salicornia, of salt marshes, having fleshy stems and scalelike leaves: formerly used as a source of soda for glass-making|
|2.||another name for saltwort|
any of about 30 species of succulent herbs constituting the genus Salicornia, of the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae). They are annual plants native to salt marshes around the world. The jointed, bright-green stems turn red or purple in the fall. Glasswort ashes contain large amounts of potash, and the plants were formerly used in glassmaking.
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