Blite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blite blīt (Bot) A genus of herbs (Blitum) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum capitatum is the strawberry blite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blite See blight.
    • n blite A common name of several succulent-leafed plants, chiefly of the genus Chenopodium (or Blitum), sometimes used as pot-herbs. The name is specifically given to good-King-Henry (C. Bonus-Henricus) and to Amarantus Blitum. The strawberry-blite, Chenopodium capitatum, is so called from its red fleshy clusters of fruit. The coast-blite, C. maritimum, is found in saline localities. The sea-blite, Suæda maritima, is a chenopodiaceous coast-plant with nearly terete or cylindrical fleshy leaves.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. blitum, Gr. bli`ton

Usage

In literature:

As for being `blited,' as per your note to me, remember that I am, also.
"Bab: A Sub-Deb" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
It haz drawn more tears, broken more hearts and blited more hopes than all the other agencys of the devil put together.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
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