[ UK /sˈæmfa‍ɪ‍ə/ ]
  1. fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers; formerly used in making glass
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How To Use samphire In A Sentence

  • As she observed, it would have been a great convenience if everyone had agreed long ago to call marsh samphire by its alternative name glasswort (given because it used to be burned to provide alkali for glass-makers).
  • Outside the wall the samphire and orach beds are wholly marine. The Naturalist on the Thames
  • Samphire, a sparse low chenopod shrubland, occurs on tidal salt flats, typically of fine clay, between mangroves and the supratidal fringe. Kakadu National Park, Australia
  • I suppose the bountifulness of this place is because there are three distinct habitats—first you have the salt marsh, with its marsh samphire, sea aster, sea blite and sea purslane," he says. Modern Hunter-Gatherers
  • Green though he was with seaweed, Samphire took his place beside the bride clad in white and was joined to her in matrimony.
  • The fish were gutted and stuffed with a spoonful of herbs, or mustard, apple, or samphire.
  • But anyway, he is mercifully unstarry on arrival — friendly, punctual and thrilled to find samphire on the menu. Times, Sunday Times
  • Maybe it's just me, but I don't know what 'samphire' is. Most people wait until they're in the restaurant before looking at the menu. Not me…
  • Pickled samphire was once so popular and saleable in England that men risked their necks to collect it from the cliffs.
  • Take half an ounce of samphire, dissolve it in two ounces of aquævitæ, add to it one ounce of quicksilver, one ounce of liquid storax, which is the droppings of Myrrh and hinders the camphire from firing; take also two ounces of hematitus, a red stone to be had at the druggist's, and when you buy it let them beat it to powder in their great mortar, for it is so very hard that it cannot be done in a small one; put this to the afore-mentioned composition, and when you intend to walk on the bar you must annoint your feet well therewith, and you may walk over without danger: by this you may wash your hands in boiling lead. Miracle Mongers and Their Methods
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