saltwort

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saltwort low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leaves
    • n saltwort bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saltwort (Bot) A name given to several plants which grow on the seashore, as the Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See Glasswort.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saltwort A name of several maritime plants, particularly the alkaline plants Salsola Kali (also called prickly glasswort) and S. oppositifolia: applied also to the glassworts Salicornia. The two genera are alike in habit and uses. See alkali and glasswort.
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Usage


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Was the saltwort a little too prickly, the Malabar spinach too viscous.
This seasonal recipe is served with pickled saltwort and features Steelhead Trout that comes directly from the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN).
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