Definition of Sandwort

1. Noun. Loosely matted plant with moss-like foliage studded with tiny starry four-petaled white blossoms; mountains of central and southern Europe.

Exact synonyms: Moehringia Mucosa
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Moehringia, Moehringia



2. Noun. Low-growing herb having clusters of small white four-petaled flowers.
Exact synonyms: Moehringia Lateriflora
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Moehringia, Moehringia

3. Noun. Low-growing chiefly perennial plant usually with small white flowers suitable for e.g. rock gardens.

Definition of Sandwort

1. n. Any plant of the genus Arenaria, low, tufted herbs (order Caryophyllaceæ.)

Definition of Sandwort

1. Noun. Any of several plants in the genera ''Arenaria'', ''Minuartia'', and ''Moehringia''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sandwort

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sandwort

1. Any plant of the genus Arenaria, low, tufted herbs (order Caryophyllaceae) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sandwort

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1. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1853)
"The species so frequent on gravelly and sandy inland soils, called the Purple sandwort (Arenaria rubra), is much like this, but is generally more slender, ..."

2. Constructive English for the Higher Grades of the Grammar School by Ina Capitola Emery (1915)
"4. Write a composition on each subject. LESSON XXVI. PURPLE sandwort. (Usually called red sandwort, although its color is pale amethyst-purple. ..."

3. Flowers of the Matin and Even Song; Or, Thoughts for Those who Rise Early by Mary Roberts (1845)
"PURPLE sandwort. Among the loose and arid sands, The humble Arenaria creeps ... Purple sandwort. From the arid, sandy places, in which the Arenaria grows. ..."

4. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1853)
"The species so frequent on gravelly and sandy inland soils, called the Purple sandwort (Arenaria rubra), is much like this, but is generally more slender, ..."

5. Constructive English for the Higher Grades of the Grammar School by Ina Capitola Emery (1915)
"4. Write a composition on each subject. LESSON XXVI. PURPLE sandwort. (Usually called red sandwort, although its color is pale amethyst-purple. ..."

6. Flowers of the Matin and Even Song; Or, Thoughts for Those who Rise Early by Mary Roberts (1845)
"PURPLE sandwort. Among the loose and arid sands, The humble Arenaria creeps ... Purple sandwort. From the arid, sandy places, in which the Arenaria grows. ..."

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