from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the genus Salsola, especially S. kali, native to the Old World, having stiff, awl-shaped prickly leaves and growing on sandy seashores.
- n. A strong-smelling succulent shrub (Batis maritima) native to warm coastal regions of the New World, having unisexual flowers and thick leaves that are flattened on the upper surface.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Batis maritima, a plant distributed in the southwestern United States, Caribbean, and South America in coastal saltmarshes.
- n. Glaux maritima, a plant in the primrose family (Primulaceae) and which grows along coasts throughout the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name given to several plants which grow on the seashore, as the Batis maritima, and the glasswort. See glasswort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of several maritime plants, particularly the alkaline plants Salsola Kali (also called prickly glasswort) and S. oppositifolia: applied also to the glassworts Salicornia. The two genera are alike in habit and uses. See alkali and glasswort.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash
- n. low-growing strong-smelling coastal shrub of warm parts of the New World having unisexual flowers in conelike spikes and thick succulent leaves
From salt + wort ("plant"). (Wiktionary)