Golden samphire
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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  • Golden samphire — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden samphire — Taxobox name = Golden samphire image width = 250px image caption = Golden Samphire ( inula crithmoides ) growing on the Dengie peninsula in Essex, England regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia …   Wikipedia

  • golden samphire — noun : a European maritime plant (Inula crithmoides) with bright yellow flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samphire — is a name given to a number of very different, edible plants, that happen to grow in coastal areas. *Rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum is a coastal species with white flowers that grows in the United Kingdom. This is probably the species… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Samphire (disambiguation) — Samphire may refer to:* Samphire, name given to several unrelated, edible coastal plants, including the genera Salicornia , Tecticornia‎ and Sarcocornia ** Golden samphire ** Rock samphire * Samphire Hoe, part of Kent, UK * Samphire Island,… …   Wikipedia

  • Golden — Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden age — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden balls — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Golden bull — Golden Gold en (g[=o]ld n), a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden, from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Made of gold; consisting of gold. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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