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1. glasswort

noun. fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass.

Synonyms

  • samphire
  • herbaceous plant
  • herb
  • genus Salicornia
  • Salicornia

Antonyms

  • superior

Etymology

  • glass (English)
  • wort (English)
  • wort (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. glasswort

noun. bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash.

Synonyms

  • Salsola kali
  • kelpwort
  • barilla
  • shrub
  • Salsola soda
  • bush
  • saltwort

Etymology

  • glass (English)
  • wort (English)
  • wort (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with glasswort


1. Noun, singular or mass
The saline content of the swampy soil has given rise to specialized flora such as sea lavender, glasswort and salt cedar.

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