Salicornia herbacea
Samphire Sam"phire (? or ?; 277), n. [F. l'herbe de Saint Pierre. See {Saint}, and {Petrel}.] (Bot.) (a) A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant ({Crithmum maritimum}). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along the seacoast, and is used for pickles. [1913 Webster]

Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) The species of glasswort ({Salicornia herbacea}); -- called in England {marsh samphire}. (c) A seashore shrub ({Borrichia arborescens}) of the West Indies. [1913 Webster]

{Golden samphire}. See under {Golden}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Salicornia herbacea — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salicornia herbacea — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salicornia herbacea auct. non (L.) L. — Symbol SAMA11 Synonym Symbol SAHE6 Botanical Family Chenopodiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Salicornia herbacea auct. non (L.) L. — Symbol SAMA11 Synonym Symbol SAHE6 Botanical Family Chenopodiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Salicornia — Salicorne Salicorne …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Salicornia europaea — ? Солерос европейский Salicornia europaea Научная классификация Царство: Растения Отдел …   Википедия

  • salicornia — sa·li·còr·nia s.f. 1. TS bot.com. piccola pianta erbacea del genere Salicornia (Salicornia herbacea o Salicornia stricta), comune in Italia nelle zone saline o paludose con fusto commestibile 2. TS bot. pianta erbacea annua o perenne del genere… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Salicornĭa — (S. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Chenopodeae Cyclolobeae, 1. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Stängel gegliedert, ästig, ohne eigentliche Blätter, Glieder der Ähren beiderseits dreiblüthig, Blüthen zwitterig, Blüthenhülle fleischig, ungetheilt, durch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Salicornĭa — L. (Glasschmalz, Meer , Salzkraut, Queller), Gattung der Chenopodiazeen, fleischige, scheinbar blattlose, gegliederte, einjährige Kräuter oder ausdauernde Sträucher mit gegenständigen Zweigen, in Höhlungen der letztern stehenden Blüten und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Salicornia — Salicornĭa L., Glasschmalz, Salzkraut, Krückfuß, Pflanzengattg. der Chenopodiazeen, fast an allen Meeresküsten; in Deutschland S. herbacĕa L., blattlos, als Salatpflanze und früher zur Gewinnung von Soda dienend …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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