alkali heath


Definition of alkali heath

: a California undershrub (Frankenia grandifolia) with revolute leaves, pinkish flowers in small terminal clusters, and linear many-seeded capsules

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First Known Use of alkali heath

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkali heath

so called from its growth in alkaline soil and from its heathlike leaves

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“Alkali heath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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