Definition of saltwort in English:

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saltwort

Pronunciation: /ˈsôltwərt/ /-ˈwôrt/

noun

A plant of the goosefoot family that typically grows in salt marshes. It is rich in alkali and its ashes were formerly used in soap-making.
  • Genus Salsola, family Chenopodiaceae.
Example sentences
  • Saltwort is native to Europe, Asia and North America. Saltwort is an annual that can grow to 2' tall. The leaves are scaly and turn a brilliant red in the fall. Saltwart grows in salty marshes.
  • SALTWORT, a perennial bush that grows on salt marshes around the world, has unexpectedly turned out to be a nutritious food source. The plant could become a new crop for farmers whose land is too choked with salt to support ordinary crops.

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Syllabification: salt·wort

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