salicornia

noun sal·i·cor·nia \ˌsaləˈkȯ(r)nēə\

Definition of salicornia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of fleshy maritime herbs (family Chenopodiaceae) having thick jointed leafless stems bearing minute flowers in the form of a spike that are succeeded by utricles containing a single seed — see glasswort

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Salicornia

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Origin and Etymology of salicornia

New Latin, from French salicorne glasswort (from Catalan salicorn, from sali- —from L—+ corn horn, from Latin cornu) + New Latin -ia — more at horn


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