saltwort family

saltwort family
family coextensive with genus Batis: saltworts
Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family
Member Meronyms: ↑Batis, ↑genus Batis

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  • saltwort — [sôlt′wʉrt΄] n. [? based on Du zoutkruid] any of a genus (Salsola) of plants of the goosefoot family, growing on seashores or saline soils, including the Russian thistle …   English World dictionary

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  • saltwort — /sawlt werrt , wawrt /, n. any of various plants of sea beaches, salt marshes, and alkaline regions, esp. belonging to the genus Salsola, of the goosefoot family, as S. kali, a bushy plant having prickly leaves, or belonging to the genus… …   Universalium

  • saltwort — noun /ˈsɔːlt.wəːt,ˈsɒlt.wəːt,ˈsɑlt.wɔɹt,ˈsɔlt.wɚt/ a) Batis maritima, a plant distributed in the southwestern United States, Caribbean, and South America in coastal saltmarshes. b) Glaux maritima, a plant in the primrose family (Primulaceae) and… …   Wiktionary

  • saltwort — n. plant that belongs to the goosefoot family that has prickly leaves and small flowers and is found on sea beaches …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saltwort — noun a plant of the goosefoot family, typically growing in salt marshes, which is rich in alkali. [Genus Salsola.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • caryophylloid dicot family — noun family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Hyponyms: ↑Caryophyllaceae, ↑family Caryophyllaceae, ↑carnation family, ↑pink family, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • goosefoot family — noun includes spinach and beets • Syn: ↑Chenopodiaceae, ↑family Chenopodiaceae • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Hyponyms: ↑Beta, ↑genus Beta …   Useful english dictionary

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