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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.]
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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
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(ˈglæsˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt, ˈglɑs-)

any of several plants of the goosefoot family, having succulent stems with rudimentary leaves, formerly used in glassmaking. Also called samphire.
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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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It was derived from oil in Salicornia plants, also known as glasswort or picklegrass, which were grown on a two-hectare farm, the Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS) in Masdar City.
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., 2003).
Four sites (PDm, SJm, PSm, RGm; "m" indicating "marsh") had muddy marshes dominated by the glasswort Sarcocornia perennis (Mills.) that reached 0.5 m in height.
Ma et al., "Dicaffeoylquinic acid derivatives and flavonoid glucosides from glasswort (Salicornia herbacea L.) and their antioxidative activity," Food Chemistry, vol.
The typical plant communities of the area are: rushes dominated by Schoenoplectus americanus (bulrush); grasslands dominated by Distichlis spicata and Sporobolus virginicus (saltgrass); reed beds mostly dominated by Schoenoplectus californicus (California bulrush, or "totora" in Peru); and areas of Salicornia, dominated by Sarcocornia neei (glasswort).
Chemical and biochemical characterization of Doenjang (Korean soy paste) supplemented with glasswort (Salicornia herbacea L.) and rice (Oryza sativa L.).
The CTS site (38[degrees]24'28.7"S, 144[degrees]11'22.9"E; +1.80 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).
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.
pacifica, polyculture plots included eight additional plant species common in southern California: Arthrocnemum subterminale (glasswort), Batis maritima (saltwort), Cressa truxillensis (alkali weed), Distichlis spicata (saltgrass), Frankenia salina (alkali heath), Isocoma menziesii (goldenbush), Jaumea carnosa (salty susan), and Monanthochloe littoralis (shoregrass).