glasswort

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glass +‎ wort

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glasswort (countable and uncountable, plural glassworts)

  1. Any plant of the salt-tolerant genus Salicornia, once burned to produce the ash used to make soda glass.
  2. Other salt-tolerant plants, especially those used to produce such ash.
    1. Species of the European genus Sarcocornia
    2. Species of the Australian genus Tecticornia
    3. Arthrocnemum subterminale
    4. Eriogonum salicornioides
    5. Kali turgida, formerly Salsola kali
  3. Other plants called samphire.
    1. rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum
    2. golden samphire, Inula crithmoides

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