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 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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