glasswort

noun
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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glasswort. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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