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Noun: samphire  'sam,fI(-u)r
  1. Fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass
    - glasswort, Salicornia europaea

Derived forms: samphires

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: genus Salicornia, Salicornia

Encyclopedia: Samphire