Definition of sandwort in English:

sandwort

Line breaks: sand|wort
Pronunciation: /ˈsandwəːt
 
/

noun

  • A widely distributed low-growing plant of the pink family, typically having small white flowers and growing in dry sandy ground.
    • Arenaria and other genera, family Caryophyllaceae
    More example sentences
    • Over 160 different vascular plants have been recorded at Winskill Stones including noteworthy species such as spring sandwort, horseshoe vetch, meadow saxifrage, mossy saxifrage, mountain everlasting and moonwort.
    • Among these are nailwort, slender mountain sandwort, rock jasmine, and alpine primrose.
    • The altogether fetching, ground-hugging alpine forget-me-nots are at their peak in mid-July (followed closely by such charmers as alpine sandwort, mouse ear, and rockjasmine).

More definitions of sandwort

Definition of sandwort in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea