Salsola

noun Sal·so·la \salˈsōlə\

Definition of Salsola

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of salsola

New Latin, from Italian, a plant of the genus Salsola, from salso salty, from Latin salsus — more at sauce


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