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sandwort Syllabification: sand·wort
Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)wərt/

Definition of sandwort in English:


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
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).
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