Sea milkwort
Sea milkwort Sea" milk"wort` (Bot.) A low, fleshy perennial herb ({Glaux maritima}) found along northern seashores. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea milkwort — noun a small fleshy herb common along North American seashores and in brackish marshes having pink or white flowers • Syn: ↑sea trifoly, ↑black saltwort, ↑Glaux maritima • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea milkwort — a maritime plant, Glaux maritima, having small, pinkish white flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • sea trifoly — noun a small fleshy herb common along North American seashores and in brackish marshes having pink or white flowers • Syn: ↑sea milkwort, ↑black saltwort, ↑Glaux maritima • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • milkwort — /milk werrt , wawrt /, n. 1. any plant or shrub of the genus Polygala, formerly supposed to increase the secretion of milk. 2. See sea milkwort. [1570 80; MILK + WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • milkwort — n. any plant from the genus Polygala (formerly thought to increase the secretion of milk by nursing women); sea milkwort, species of flowering aquatic plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Glaux maritima — Sea milkwort Sea milk wort (Bot.) A low, fleshy perennial herb ({Glaux maritima}) found along northern seashores. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seamilkwort — sea milkwort n. A succulent North American plant (Glaux maritima) of shores and brackish marshes, having pink or white flowers. * * * …   Universalium

  • List of Canadian plants by family PQ — Main page: List of Canadian plants by familyFamilies: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I J K | L | M | N | O | P Q | R | S | T | U V W | X Y Z Paeoniaceae * Paeonia brownii western peony Pallaviciniaceae * Moerckia blyttii * Moerckia hibernica *… …   Wikipedia

  • Glaux maritima — ID 37462 Symbol Key GLMA Common Name sea milkwort Family Primulaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, CA, CO, ID, MA, MD, ME, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, RI, UT,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Wort plants — This is an alphabetical listing of wort plants, meaning plants that employ the syllable wort in their English language common names. According to the Oxford English Dictionary s Ask Oxford site, A word with the suffix wort is often very old. The… …   Wikipedia

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