saltwort

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From salt + wort (plant).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɔːlt.wəːt/, /ˈsɒlt.wəːt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɑlt.wɔɹt/, /ˈsɔlt.wɚt/

Noun[edit]

saltwort (plural saltworts)

  1. Batis maritima, a plant distributed in the southwestern United States, Caribbean, and South America in coastal saltmarshes.
  2. Glaux maritima, a plant in the primrose family (Primulaceae) and which grows along coasts throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

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