1. [ noun ] (botany) bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
Synonyms: glasswort kali kelpwort Salsola_kali Salsola_soda barilla
Related terms: shrub
2. [ noun ] (botany) low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leaves
Synonyms: Batis_maritima
Related terms: shrub Batis
Similar spelling:   saltworks