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salt·wort

 (sôlt′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
1. Any of several plants of the genus Salsola, native to Eurasia and widely naturalized elsewhere, having stiff, prickly leaves and growing on seashores and in semiarid areas.
2. A low-growing succulent shrub (Batis maritima) native to warm coastal regions of the Americas, having small yellow flowers and thick aromatic leaves.

saltwort

(ˈsɔːltˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: glasswort or 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. (Plants) another name for sea milkwort

salt•wort

(ˈsɔltˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any of various plants growing in saline soil, esp. those belonging to the genus Salsola.
[1560–70; translation of Dutch zoutkruid=zout salt + kruid herb]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saltwort - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leavessaltwort - 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.saltwort - low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leavessaltwort - low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leaves
Batis, genus Batis - small genus of plants constituting the family Batidaceae: low straggling dioecious shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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