[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)
[glas-ee, glah-see] /ˈglæs i, ˈglɑ si/ adjective, glassier, glassiest. 1. resembling , as in transparency or smoothness. 2. expressionless; dull: glassy eyes; a glassy stare. 3. of the nature of ; vitreous. noun, plural glassies. 4. Also, glassie. Marbles. a marble used as a shooter. /ˈɡlɑːsɪ/ adjective glassier, glassiest 1. resembling glass, esp in smoothness, […]
noun 1. a metal alloy having a noncrystalline, glasslike structure.
[glas-ee-ahyd, glah-see-] /ˈglæs iˌaɪd, ˈglɑ si-/ adjective 1. having a dull, dazed, or uncomprehending expression; staring fixedly.
- Glassy membrane
glassy membrane n.