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saltbush

Line breaks: salt|bush
Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːltbʊʃ
 
, ˈsɒ-/

Definition of saltbush in English:

noun

A salt-tolerant orache plant sometimes used in the reclamation of saline soils or to provide grazing in areas of salty soil.
Example sentences
  • New flora grew on the shore: Desert scrub, creosote bush, saltbush, and tamarisk.
  • The saltbush Atriplex halimus is a chenopodiaceous plant well adapted to dry saline habitats and widely distributed in the Mediterranean Basin.
  • A fruit commonly consumed by Silvereyes is the small, polymorphic berry (red, yellow, or white) of the fragrant saltbush.

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