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glass·wort

 (glăs′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
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.]

glasswort

(ˈɡlɑːsˌwɜːt)
n
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

glass•wort

(ˈglæsˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt, ˈglɑs-)

n.
any of several plants of the goosefoot family, having succulent stems with rudimentary leaves, formerly used in glassmaking. Also called samphire.
[1590–1600]
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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You can forage for sea asparagus and wild roses, or wash down a plate of spot prawns with a pint of sea-kelp beer.
Samphire is also known as sea asparagus because of its spear like shape.
From mussels in Morston and Stiffkey, shrimps in Sheringham and samphire - a kind of sea asparagus - found along the coast, to good old fish and chips or tooth-rotting sticks of rock in the kiss-me-quick seaside resort of Great Yarmouth, no culinary stone is left unturned.
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From mussels in Morston and Stiffkey, shrimps in Sheringham and samphire - a kind of sea asparagus - found along the north Norfolk coast, to good old fish and chips or tooth-rotting sticks of rock in the kiss-me-quick seaside resort of Great Yarmouth, no culinary stone is left unturned.
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A Samphire is a salty, crunchy green veg that grows by shorelines and marshes, it's sometimes labelled sea asparagus.
A forager brings in things like mushrooms, cattails and sea asparagus, and a company specializing in wild foods supplies products such as cedar jam, birch tree syrup and juniper berries.
Our next recipe is one which is quite fitting for this time of year as the asparagus season is drawing to a close, but wild samphire - also known as sea asparagus - is now in season, so it's a combination of the old with the new.
Every day, in city parks and urban median strips, in backyards, on public beaches, and in your nearest stretch of federal wilderness, the earth serves up her bounty: snails, wild radish, miner's lettuce, stinging nettles, nasturtium, acorns, blackberries, loquats, lemons, sea asparagus, Dover sole, New Zealand spinach, chanterelles, morels, matsutake.