[glas-wurt, -wawrt, glahs-] /ˈglæsˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt, ˈglɑs-/

any of several plants of the genus Salicornia, of the amaranth family, having succulent stems with rudimentary leaves, formerly used, when burned to ashes, as a source of soda for glassmaking.
Also called marsh samphire. any plant of the chenopodiaceous genus Salicornia, of salt marshes, having fleshy stems and scalelike leaves: formerly used as a source of soda for glass-making
another name for saltwort (sense 1)


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