Definition of pearlwort in English:

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pearlwort

Pronunciation: /ˈpərlwərt/ Pronunciation: /-ˌwôrt/

noun

A small plant of the pink family, with inconspicuous white flowers, native to north temperate regions.
  • Genus Sagina, family Caryophyllaceae.
Example sentences
  • Even Antarctica's only two species of flowering plants, hairgrass and pearlwort, have changed their positions of dominance: the moss-like pearl-wort appears more adaptable to the warming.
  • Detailed studies of the leaf micromorphology in the Antarctic pearlwort were carried out.
  • Only two vascular plants, Antarctic hairgrass and Antarctic pearlwort, have colonized the Maritime Antarctic.

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Syllabification: pearl·wort

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