Perennial plant found on sea cliffs and coastlines in Europe. The aromatic, salty leaves are fleshy and sharply pointed; the flowers grow in yellow-green open clusters. Samphire is used in salads, or pickled. (Crithmum maritimum, family Umbelliferae.)
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Sam'phire noun [ French l'herbe de Saint Pierre . See Saint , and Petrel .] (Botany) (a) A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant ( Crithmum maritimum ). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along th...
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<botany> A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant (Crithmum maritimum). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along the seacoast, and is used for pickles. 'Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade!' (Scak) ... The species of glasswort (Salicornia herbacea); called in England m...
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• (n.) A seashore shrub (Borrichia arborescens) of the West Indies. • (n.) The species of glasswort (Salicornia herbacea); -- called in England marsh samphire. • (n.) A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant (Crithmum maritimum). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along t...
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Samphire is a name given to a number of very different edible plants that happen to grow in coastal areas. ==Etymology== Originally "sampiere", a corruption of the French "Saint Pierre" (Saint Peter), Samphire was named for the patron saint of fishermen because all of the original plants with its n...
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Samphire (Crithmum) is a genus of perennial plants of the family Umbelliferae. The common samphire (rock-plant) has umbels of yellow flowers and makes an excellent pickle.
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(in Australia) any plant of the tribe Salicorniae (chenopodiaceae), e.g. Sarcocornia, Halosarcia, Sclerostegia; or a community dominated by one or more of these species.
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1) Glasswort 2) Herb 3) Herbaceous plant 4) Salicornia europaea
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