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Noun: saltwort  'solt,wurt [N. Amer], 'sólt,wurt or 'solt,wurt [Brit]
  1. Bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
    - barilla, glasswort, kali, kelpwort, Salsola kali, Salsola soda
  2. Low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leaves
    - Batis maritima

Derived forms: saltworts

Type of: bush, shrub

Part of: Batis, genus Batis

Encyclopedia: Saltwort