Glaux

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Glaux sea milkwort
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glaux A primulaceous genus of plants, consisting of a single species, G. maritima, known as sea-milkwort or black saltwort. It is a low, fleshy perennial herb, with opposite leaves and small purplish-white flowers in the axils, and is found in salt marshes and other saline localities in Europe, Asia, and North America.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Glaux gläks a genus of Primulaceæ, called also Sea milkwort and Black saltwort, common along sea-coasts of northern Europe—formerly used in soda-making.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. glaux, milk-vetch.

Usage

In literature:

Apetalous flowers occur in Glaux and some Oleaceae.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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