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sand·wort

 (sănd′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
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.

sandwort

(ˈsændˌwɜːt)
n
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

sand•wort

(ˈsændˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any of various plants of the genus Arenaria, pink family, that have clusters of usu. white flowers and often grow in sandy soil.
[1590–1600]
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Noun1.sandwort - loosely matted plant with moss-like foliage studded with tiny starry four-petaled white blossomssandwort - loosely matted plant with moss-like foliage studded with tiny starry four-petaled white blossoms; mountains of central and southern Europe
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Moehringia, Moehringia - low-growing herbs widely distributed in temperate and Arctic northern hemisphere: sandworts; distinguished from members of the genus Arenaria mainly by having four-petaled rather than five-petaled flowers
2.sandwort - low-growing herb having clusters of small white four-petaled flowerssandwort - low-growing herb having clusters of small white four-petaled flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Moehringia, Moehringia - low-growing herbs widely distributed in temperate and Arctic northern hemisphere: sandworts; distinguished from members of the genus Arenaria mainly by having four-petaled rather than five-petaled flowers
3.sandwort - low-growing chiefly perennial plant usually with small white flowers suitable for e.g. rock gardens
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
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
Arenaria stricta, rock sandwort - low perennial tufted plant of southeastern North America
Arenaria serpyllifolia, thyme-leaved sandwort - Eurasian annual sprawling plant naturalized throughout North America
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Certain plants have adapted to life in highly saline conditions and some such as the saltwort (Salsola kali), sea sandworts (Honckenya peploides) and sea purslane (Halimione portulacoides) have fleshy, succulent leaves.