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saltwort

[sawlt-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈsɔltˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; translation of Dutch zoutkruid, equivalent to zout salt + kruid herb. See salt1, wort1
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saltwort

/ˈsɔːltˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
Also called glasswort, 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 See also barilla
2.
another name for sea milkwort
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