from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Bahamas, Lithophila vermicularis, a creeping herb of the amaranth family, common on sandy shores.
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In addition, local saline deposits support alkali grass, wild barley, red sampire, and sea blite.
On ye other side over those ffells there is a sort of Stones Like Rubbish or Broken pieces of stones, wch Lies about a quarry, that Lies all in the bottom of ye water; where its so shallow as at the shores it is and very Cleer you see the bottom; between these stones are weeds wch grows up, that I had some taken up just Like samfyer and I have a fancy its a sort of sampire that Indeed is gather'd in ye Rocks by the sea and water, and this grows in the water but it resembles it in Coullour, ffigure and the taste not much unlike – it was somewhat waterish.