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(Plants) any chenopodiaceous plant of the genus Salicornia, of seashores and salt marshes: includes glasswort
[C19: from Late Latin, perhaps from Latin sal salt + cornu a horn]
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Noun1.Salicornia - glassworts
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Salicornia europaea, samphire, glasswort - fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass