Sal·​so·​la | \ salˈsōlə \

Definition of Salsola

: 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

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History and Etymology for Salsola

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 23 Jan. 2021.

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