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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 112 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GLASSWORT, a name given to Salicornia herbacea (also known as-marsh samphire), a salt-marsh herb with succulent, jointed, leafless stems, in reference to its former use in glass-making, when it was burnt for barilla. Salsola Kali, an allied plant with rigid, fleshy, spinous-pointed leaves, which was used for the same purpose, was known as prickly glasswort. Both plants are members of the natural order Chenopodiaceae.
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