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Meaning of glasswort

glass•wort

Pronunciation: (glas'wûrt", -wôrt", gläs'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants of the genus Salicornia, of the goosefoot family, having succulent stems with rudimentary leaves, formerly used, when burned to ashes, as a source of soda for glassmaking. Also called
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