Salt wort


[sawlt-wurt, -wawrt]
any of various plants of sea beaches, salt marshes, and alkaline regions, especially belonging to the genus Salsola, of the amaranth family, as S. kali, a bushy plant having prickly leaves, or belonging to the genus Salicornia.

1560–70; translation of Dutch zoutkruid, equivalent to zout salt + kruid herb. See salt1, wort1 Unabridged
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saltwort (ˈsɔːltˌwɜːt)
1.  See also barilla glasswort, Also called: kali any of several chenopodiaceous plants of the genus Salsola, esp S. kali, of beaches and salt marshes, which has prickly leaves, striped stems, and small green flowers
2.  another name for sea milkwort

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