Mallows: 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.