glass·​wort | \ ˈglas-ˌwərt How to pronounce glasswort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of glasswort

: any of a genus (Salicornia) of woody jointed succulent herbs of the goosefoot family with leaves reduced to fleshy sheaths

called also pickleweed

Examples of glasswort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet until recently, sea beans, which belong to the genus Salicornia and are also known as samphire, glasswort, pickleweed, and sea asparagus, had never figured prominently in Charleston’s storied culinary traditions. Caroline Hatchett, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Mar. 2021 Jéremie had pushed for—sampling burrata with raspberry powder, white beans with lemon zest and olive oil, smoked Saint-Jacques with yuzu pearls, glasswort with cranberries, and a baby suckling lamb. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of glasswort

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glasswort

from its former use in the manufacture of glass

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“Glasswort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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