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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 glass·wort /-ˌwɝt, ˌwɔrt/
 厚岸草

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glass·wort n. Bot. A seashore plant of the Spinach family (Salicornia herbacea), with succulent jointed stems; also, a prickly plant of the same family (Salsola Kali), both formerly burned for the sake of the ashes, which yield soda for making glass and soap.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 glasswort
      n 1: bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having
           prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash [syn:
            saltwort, barilla, kali, kelpwort, Salsola
           kali, Salsola soda]
      2: fleshy maritime plant having fleshy stems with rudimentary
         scalelike leaves and small spikes of minute flowers;
         formerly used in making glass [syn: samphire, Salicornia
         europaea]