occurs only in Job 30:4 (RSV, "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.
A type of plant, or herb.
For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste. Who cut up MALLOWS by the bushes, and juniper roots for their meat. ( Job 30:3-4 )