Definition of samphire noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsæmfaɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæmfaɪər//
[uncountable] Herbs and spices, Plants
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a European plant that grows on rocks by the sea, whose leaves are used as a herb See related entries: Herbs and spices, Plants Word Originmid 16th cent. (earlier as sampiere): from French (herbe de) Saint Pierre ‘St Peter('s herb)’.