saltwort


saltwort
n. plant that belongs to the goosefoot family that has prickly leaves and small flowers and is found on sea beaches

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Saltwort — Salt wort , n. (Bot.) A name given to several plants which grow on the seashore, as the {Batis maritima}, and the glasswort. See {Glasswort}. [1913 Webster] {Black saltwort}, the sea milkwort. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saltwort — is a common name used for three different genera, not all related, of flowering plants:* Batis , family Bataceae * Salicornia and Salsola , family Amaranthaceae …   Wikipedia

  • saltwort — [sôlt′wʉrt΄] n. [? based on Du zoutkruid] any of a genus (Salsola) of plants of the goosefoot family, growing on seashores or saline soils, including the Russian thistle …   English World dictionary

  • saltwort — noun Date: 1568 1. any of a genus (Salsola) of plants (as the Russian thistle) of the goosefoot family of which some have been used in making soda ash 2. a low growing strong smelling succulent coastal shrub (Batis maritima of the family… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saltwort — /sawlt werrt , wawrt /, n. any of various plants of sea beaches, salt marshes, and alkaline regions, esp. belonging to the genus Salsola, of the goosefoot family, as S. kali, a bushy plant having prickly leaves, or belonging to the genus… …   Universalium

  • saltwort — noun /ˈsɔːlt.wəːt,ˈsɒlt.wəːt,ˈsɑlt.wɔɹt,ˈsɔlt.wɚt/ a) Batis maritima, a plant distributed in the southwestern United States, Caribbean, and South America in coastal saltmarshes. b) Glaux maritima, a plant in the primrose family (Primulaceae) and… …   Wiktionary

  • Saltwort — Batis (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • saltwort — noun a plant of the goosefoot family, typically growing in salt marshes, which is rich in alkali. [Genus Salsola.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • saltwort — salt•wort [[t]ˈsɔltˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any of various plants growing in saline soil, esp. those belonging to the genus Salsola • Etymology: 1560–70; trans. of D zoutkruid=zout salt +kruid herb …   From formal English to slang

  • saltwort — /ˈsɒltwɜt/ (say soltwert) noun any of various plants of sea beaches, saltmarshes, and alkaline regions, especially of the genus Salsola, as S. kali, a bushy plant with prickly leaves. {salt + wort2} …   Australian English dictionary