“Occurs only in Job 30:4 (R.V., “saltwort”). The word so rendered” “(malluah, from melah, “salt”) most probably denotes the Atriplex” “halimus of Linnaeus, a species of sea purslane found on the” “shores of the Dead Sea, as also of the Mediterranean, and in” “salt marshes. It is a tall shrubby orach, growing to the height” “sometimes of 10 feet. Its buds and leaves, with those of other” “saline plants, are eaten by the poor in Palestine.”

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