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samphire

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Noun
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sam=phire

CIDE DICTIONARY

samphiren. [F. l'herbe de Saint Pierre. See Saint, and Petrel.].
     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!"  [1913 Webster]
Golden samphire. See under Golden.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

samphire, n.
1 an umbelliferous maritime rock plant, Crithmum maritimum, with aromatic fleshy leaves used in pickles.
2 the glasswort.

Etymology
earlier samp(i)ere f. F (herbe de) Saint Pierre St Peter('s herb)

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