Saltbush
Saltbush Salt"bush`, n. (Bot.) An Australian plant ({Atriplex nummularia}) of the Goosefoot family. [1913 Webster]

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  • saltbush — [sôlt′boosh΄] n. any of various plants (genus Atriplex) of the goosefoot family, frequently growing in saline or alkaline soil, as in salt marshes or desert areas …   English World dictionary

  • saltbush — /ˈsɒltbʊʃ / (say soltboosh) noun 1. any of various drought tolerant plants of the family Chenopodiaceae, especially the Australian and New Zealand genus Rhagodia and the widespread genus Atriplex, used as grazing plants in arid, saline and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • saltbush — Atriplex Atriplex n. a genus of plants of the goosefoot family ({Chenopodiaceae}); its members include species called {orach} and {saltbush}. Syn: genus {Atriplex}. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saltbush — noun Date: 1863 any of various shrubby plants of the goosefoot family that thrive in dry alkaline soil; especially any of numerous oraches that are important browse plants in dry regions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saltbush — /sawlt boosh /, n. any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Atriplex, having mostly alternate leaves and clusters of inconspicuous flowers, often growing in saline or alkaline soil. [1860 65; SALT1 + BUSH1, so called because they thrive in… …   Universalium

  • saltbush — noun a salt tolerant orache plant, sometimes planted on saline soils. [Atriplex vesicaria (Australia) and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • saltbush — salt•bush [[t]ˈsɔltˌbʊʃ[/t]] n. pln any of various plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Atriplex, of the goosefoot family, that have mostly alternate leaves and clusters of inconspicuous flowers, often growing in saline or alkaline soil •… …   From formal English to slang

  • saltbush — n. = ORACHE …   Useful english dictionary

  • saltbush lamb — /sɒltbʊʃ ˈlæm/ (say soltboosh lam) noun meat from a lamb fed on saltbush; thought to have improved flavour and tenderness …   Australian English dictionary

  • saltbush snake — /ˈsɒltbʊʃ sneɪk / (say soltboosh snayk) noun → myall snake …   Australian English dictionary

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