saltwort

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noun salt·wort \-ˌwərt, -ˌwȯrt\

Definition of saltwort

  1. 1 :  any of a genus (Salsola) of plants (as the Russian thistle) of the goosefoot family of which some have been used in making soda ash

  2. 2 :  a low-growing strong-smelling succulent coastal shrub (Batis maritima of the family Bataceae) of warm parts of the New World

1568

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1568

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