Samphire

Definition of Samphire

Sam´phire
n.1.(Bot.) 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!
- Shak.
2.The species of glasswort (Salicornia herbacea); - called in England marsh samphire.
Golden samphire
See under Golden.

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genus Salicornia, glasswort, herb, herbaceous plant, Salicornia, Salicornia europaea
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