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saltbush

[sawlt-boo sh] /ˈsɔltˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Atriplex, having mostly alternate leaves and clusters of inconspicuous flowers, often growing in saline or alkaline soil.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; salt1 + bush1, so called because they thrive in saline or alkaline soils
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  • In the foreground is a park boardwalk constructed to protect the sensitive saltbush habitat that borders the lake bed.
British Dictionary definitions for saltbush

saltbush

/ˈsɔːltˌbʊʃ/
noun
1.
any of various chenopodiaceous shrubs of the genus Atriplex that grow in alkaline desert regions
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