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samphire

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samphire

noun sam·phire \ˈsam-ˌfī(-ə)r\

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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