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sampire

(Nassau); sand pie (Mayag.) [cf. W3 samphire "alter. (perh. infulence by camphire of earlier sampere, sampier from Fr. (herbe de) Saint Pierre "] n. samphire, a fleshy herb: 1788 Samphire (Batis maritima) (Schoepf 282). 1910 Sampire ... Lithophila vermicularis (Northrop 152). 1920 Sampire ... Philoxerus vermicularis (Britton 128). cf. TURTLE WEED

Tags: noun, plant

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Last update: 2011-07-04 21:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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