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Noun: glasswort  'glãs,wurt
  1. Bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
    - saltwort, barilla, kali, kelpwort, Salsola kali, Salsola soda
  2. Fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass
    - samphire, Salicornia europaea

Derived forms: glassworts

Type of: bush, herb, herbaceous plant, shrub

Part of: genus Salicornia, Salicornia

Encyclopedia: Glasswort