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Any of numerous low-growing herbs of the genus Arenaria and other genera in the pink family, having small, usually white flowers often grouped in cymose clusters.
1. (Plants) any of numerous caryophyllaceous plants of the genus Arenaria, which grow in dense tufts on sandy soil and have white or pink solitary flowers
2. (Plants) any of various related plants
any of various plants of the genus Arenaria, pink family, that have clusters of usu. white flowers and often grow in sandy soil.
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|Noun||1.||sandwort - loosely matted plant with moss-like foliage studded with tiny starry four-petaled white blossoms; mountains of central and southern Europe|
|2.||sandwort - low-growing herb having clusters of small white four-petaled flowers|
|3.||sandwort - low-growing chiefly perennial plant usually with small white flowers suitable for e.g. rock gardens|
Arenaria groenlandica, mountain daisy, mountain sandwort, mountain starwort - boreal or alpine sandwort
Arenaria caroliniana, longroot, pine-barren sandwort - deep-rooted perennial of southeastern United States
Arenaria peploides, seabeach sandwort - perennial succulent herb with small solitary axillary or terminal flowers