noun. any of various shrubby plants of the genus Atriplex that thrive in dry alkaline soil.
- quail bush
- Atriplex lentiformis
- desert holly
- Atriplex hymenelytra
- genus Atriplex
- quail brush
- bush (English)
- busch (Middle English (1100-1500))
- salt (English)
- sealt (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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.
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.