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]

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  • 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 — n. plant that belongs to the goosefoot family that has prickly leaves and small flowers and is found on sea beaches …   English contemporary 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} …  

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