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 (glăs′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of various plants of the genus Salicornia, growing in salt marshes and having fleshy stems and rudimentary, scalelike leaves. Also called samphire.

[From its former use in making glass.]


1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) another name for saltwort1


(ˈglæsˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt, ˈglɑs-)

any of several plants of the goosefoot family, having succulent stems with rudimentary leaves, formerly used in glassmaking. Also called samphire.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glasswort - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leavesglasswort - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.glasswort - fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowersglasswort - fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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My chair is glued to the table, I'm trapped within clouds preventing me from seeing how the marsh grows wider, how walls collapse, spikes and bluish-green leaves crested with plumes line the edge of the water where glasswort blushes against sea lavender.
Contrary to common belief, the meat doesn't taste of salt or seaweed: instead it has gentle hints of the coastal flora, from glasswort to sea purslane, samphire and sea lavender.
Later I'd pick marsh samphire or glasswort, which is now a delicacy in restaurants but we ate it by the ton.
Salicornia bigelovii is believed to be valuable as its seeds contain of one third oil and is also well known as the dwarf glasswort.
Often called glasswort, sea asparagus or poor man's asparagus, samphire is found on sea cliffs and coastlines in Europe.
Beautiful samphire Samphire, which is also know as glasswort and sea asparagus, is a succulent, green plant which was gathered in abundance in Elizabethan times, and has since made a comeback in smart restaurants.
Expert Youth Wrinkle Correction cream complementary ingredients contain GlassWort Oil which helps to restore an ideal skin hydro balance and Oligomer, a concentrate of 104 minerals and trace elements that give seawater its revitalising and remineralising properties; Oligomer stimulates the vitality of cells and allows optimal tissue reconstruction.
The dwarf glasswort could provide a biofuel source for jet fuel, as the plants thrive in salty water, according to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
Since 2007, oil and gas majors, aviation fuels alliances, governments and defense industries are increasingly investing in aquatic feedstocks such as seaweed, cyanobacteria, sea asparagus, glasswort, and microalgae as logical long-term feedstocks of choice to produce high-density, advanced biofuels, aviation fuels, biochemicals and biopolymers without compromising rainforests, arable land or freshwater.
A higher, mid-marsh zone is dominated by maritime saltwort (Batis maritima), salt-flat grass (Monanthochloe littoralis), sea ox-eye daisy (Borrichia frutescens), annual glasswort (Salicornia bigelovii), and perennial glasswort (S.
Andrew Bewick, countryside officer, said: "We're asking people to vote for which native flower they think best symbolises the city and apart from the list we provide these could be Common Rock Rose, Glasswort or Thrift.