sandwort

noun
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

Recent Examples on the Web Look for low-growing Southwestern Lewisia, brilliant yellow mountain dandelions, wood betony and delicate Fendler’s sandwort growing among pine needles and limestone boulders. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 7 May 2021 Kinter recently spotted penstemon, paintbrush, buckbrush, horsemint (a variety of bee balm), sandwort and wooly sunflower (also known as Oregon sunshine). Anna Webb, idahostatesman, 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of sandwort

1597, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandwort. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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