Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See blight.
- n. A common name of several succulent-leafed plants, chiefly of the genus Chenopodium (or Blitum), sometimes used as pot-herbs. The name is specifically given to good-King-Henry (C. Bonus-Henricus) and to Amarantus Blitum. The strawberry-blite, Chenopodium capitatum, is so called from its red fleshy clusters of fruit. The coast-blite, C. maritimum, is found in saline localities. The sea-blite, Suæda maritima, is a chenopodiaceous coast-plant with nearly terete or cylindrical fleshy leaves.
- n. The plant Amaranthus blitum.
- n. Any of various plants in the genus Chenopodium.
- n. Any of various plants in the genus Atriplex.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of herbs (Blitum) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum capitatum is the strawberry
“I suppose the bountifulness of this place is because there are three distinct habitats—first you have the salt marsh, with its marsh samphire, sea aster, sea blite and sea purslane," he says.”
“In the northern Canadian Prairies, the remaining natural vegetation is dominated by spear grass, wheat grass and blue grama grass, where local saline areas feature alkali grass, wild barley, greasewood, red samphire and sea blite.”
“In addition, local saline deposits support alkali grass, wild barley, red sampire, and sea blite.”
“May the blite of God allow you to realize with one of your family members, the consequences of war.”
“Not sure how that fits in with looking like a goosefoot Linneausor with its zillions of other common names: baconweed, cenizo blanco, dirtweed, dirty dick, fat hen, frost blite, hélunjóli, hvidmelet gåsefod, jauhosavikka ...”
“We observed, also, a handsome strawberry blite, with its singular fruit-like crimson heads; this flower is not uncommon in new lands, in the western part of the State, and is probably a native, though precisely similar to that of Europe.”
“The track over which we passed this afternoon, and where we found the blite, has been recently opened through the forest.”
“Many asters of the common sorts were growing here, with golden-rods also, and a strawberry blite in crimson flower.”
“I must not pass over one of our greatest ornaments, the strawberry blite, strawberry-bearing spinach, or Indian strawberry, as it is variously named.”
“Litter throwing is just one symptom of the selfish, uneducated, poorly reared blite on the lives of those who were actually brought up and not dragged up.”
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"2. A common name of several succulent-leafed plants, chiefly of the genus Chenopodium (or Blitum), sometimes used as pot-herbs. The name is specifically given to good-King-Henry (C. Bonus-Henricus...
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