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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glasswort  \Glass"wort`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  seashore  plant  of  the  Spinach  family  ({Salicornia 
  herbacea}),  with  succulent  jointed  stems;  also  a  prickly 
  plant  of  the  same  family  ({Salsola  Kali}),  both  formerly 
  burned  for  the  sake  of  the  ashes,  which  yield  soda  for  making 
  glass  and  soap. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glasswort 
  n  1:  bushy  plant  of  Old  World  salt  marshes  and  sea  beaches  having 
  prickly  leaves;  burned  to  produce  a  crude  soda  ash  [syn: 
  {saltwort},  {barilla},  {kali},  {kelpwort},  {Salsola 
  kali},  {Salsola  soda}] 
  2:  fleshy  maritime  plant  having  fleshy  stems  with  rudimentary 
  scalelike  leaves  and  small  spikes  of  minute  flowers; 
  formerly  used  in  making  glass  [syn:  {samphire},  {Salicornia 
  europaea}] 




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