Definition of pearlwort in English:

pearlwort

noun

  • A small plant of the pink family, with inconspicuous white flowers, native to north temperate regions.

    Genus Sagina, family Caryophyllaceae

    ‘Even Antarctica's only two species of flowering plants, hairgrass and pearlwort, have changed their positions of dominance: the moss-like pearl-wort appears more adaptable to the warming.’
    • ‘Detailed studies of the leaf micromorphology in the Antarctic pearlwort were carried out.’
    • ‘Only two vascular plants, Antarctic hairgrass and Antarctic pearlwort, have colonized the Maritime Antarctic.’

Pronunciation

pearlwort

/ˈpərlˌwərt/ /ˈpərlˌwôrt/ /ˈpərlˌwɔrt/