sand·​wort | \ ˈsan(d)-ˌwərt How to pronounce sandwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of sandwort

: any of a genus (Arenaria) of low tufted herbs of the pink family growing usually in dry sandy regions

Examples of sandwort in a Sentence

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First Known Use of sandwort

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandwort.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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