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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.
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]
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|Noun||1.||saltwort - bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash|
|2.||saltwort - 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