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1. saltbush

noun. any of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soil.

Synonyms

  • quail bush
  • Atriplex lentiformis
  • shrub
  • desert holly
  • Atriplex
  • Atriplex hymenelytra
  • bush
  • genus Atriplex
  • quail brush

Antonyms

  • superior

Etymology

  • bush (English)
  • busch (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • salt (English)
  • sealt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word saltbush


1. Noun, singular or mass
Red kangaroos will eat flat and round-leafed saltbush, but steer toward other types of plants for the rest of their diets.

2. Adjective
They can often be found near their host plants -- plants that their caterpillars can live on: pigweed, saltbush species and members of the goosefoot family.

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