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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Samphire \Sam"phire\ (? or ?; 277), n. [F. l'herbe de Saint Pierre. See Saint, and Petrel.] (Bot.) (a) A fleshy, suffrutescent, umbelliferous European plant (Crithmum maritimum). It grows among rocks and on cliffs along the seacoast, and is used for pickles. [1913 Webster] Hangs one that gathers samphire, dreadful trade! --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) The species of glasswort (Salicornia herbacea); -- called in England marsh samphire. (c) A seashore shrub (Borrichia arborescens) of the West Indies. [1913 Webster] Golden samphire. See under Golden. [1913 Webster]