1. [ noun ] (botany) bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
Synonyms: barilla kali kelpwort Salsola_kali Salsola_soda saltwort
Related terms: shrub
2. [ noun ] (botany) fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass
Synonyms: Salicornia_europaea samphire
Related terms: herb Salicornia
Similar spelling:   glassworker