pick·​le·​weed | \ ˈpi-kəl-ˌwēd How to pronounce pickleweed (audio) \

Definition of pickleweed

: any of several succulent plants having leaves often reduced to scales or sheaths: such as
a : glasswort
b : a shrub (Allenrolfea occidentalis) of the goosefoot family growing in moist saline soils of the southwestern U.S.

Examples of pickleweed 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 Water slowly snakes inland to flood the ground peppered with plugs of native pickleweed seeds, and ducks dive for emerging aquatic bugs. National Geographic, 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of pickleweed

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Pickleweed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pickleweed. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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