Definition of Kelpwort
1. Noun. Bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash.
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Kelpwort
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Contributions Towards a Fauna and Flora of the County of Cork by J. R. Harvey, Thomas C. Power, John D. Humphreys (1845)
"kelpwort. 583. S. maritima, Mey. ... and on muddy shores along the coast.— rather common. 278. SALSOLA, Linn. kelpwort. ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"On sea beaches. Cape Breton Island to Florida. Also in Europe and Asia. Sea- or Salt-grape. Sea- thrift. Russian thistle. kelpwort. July-Sept. ..."
3. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"... 925 Jointed Charlock, 789 Glasswort, a Juniper, 795 Jur-mit, 369 Kernel-wort, 728 kelpwort, 353 Kidney-leaved Saxifrage, 529 -shaped Mountain Sorrel, ..."
4. Geology of the Non-metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"Both of these obtain the sodium from the salt-impregnated flats along the sea coast where they grow. The common saltwort or kelpwort, which is a member of ..."