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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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is a medicinal plant commonly known in Korea as humcho, tungtungmadi or glasswort under family Chenopodiaceae grown in the salty marshes and sea beaches and salty in taste (Im et al.
Four sites (PDm, SJm, PSm, RGm; "m" indicating "marsh") had muddy marshes dominated by the glasswort Sarcocornia perennis (Mills.
Chemical and biochemical characterization of Doenjang (Korean soy paste) supplemented with glasswort (Salicornia herbacea L.
80 m AHD) was located approximately 150 away from the river and dominated by chaffy sawsedge (Gahnia filum) and prickly spear-grass (Austrostipa stipoides) with common occurrences of bearded glasswort (Sarcocornia quinquefloria).
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.
absinthium) also known as wormwood is a herbaceous or glasswort herb growing in arid or semi-arid habitats in both the northern and southern hemispheres (Figure).
In early December 1969 the higher ground within the much-burnt northern edge of this saltings carried Salt Tussock Austrostipa stipoides over Beaded Glasswort Sarcocornia quinqueflora, Thick-headed Glasswort Sarcocornia blackiana, Trailing Hemichroa Hemichroa pentandra and Rounded Noon-flower Disphyma crassifolium subsp.
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.