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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))

Example sentences of the word 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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