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glasswort

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noun glass·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of glasswort

  1. :  any of a genus (Salicornia) of woody jointed succulent herbs of the goosefoot family with leaves reduced to fleshy sheaths —called also pickleweed



Origin and Etymology of glasswort

from its former use in the manufacture of glass


First Known Use: 1597


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