Definition of samphire
1 : a fleshy European seacoast plant (Crithmum maritimum) of the carrot family that is sometimes pickled
2 : a common glasswort (Salicornia europaea) that is sometimes pickled
Origin and Etymology of samphire
alteration of earlier sampiere, from Middle French (herbe de) Saint Pierre, literally, St. Peter's herb
First Known Use: 1545
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