: a large genus of mostly Old World herbs or shrubs of the family Chenopodiaceae with variously shaped often prickly leaves and small greenish flowers whose 4- to 5-parted perianth remains investing the utricle see barilla , russian thistle , saltwort

Word History


New Latin, from Italian, a plant of the genus Salsola, from salso salty, from Latin salsus

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“Salsola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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