badderlocks

badderlocks

[bad-er-loks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
an edible kelp, Alaria esculenta, found on the coasts of Europe and the British Isles.

Origin:
1780–90; perhaps Balder + lock2 + -s3; compare Balder brae plant name < Old Norse Baldro brā Balder's eyelash

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badderlocks (ˈbædəˌlɒks)
 
n
a seaweed, Alaria esculenta, that has long brownish-green fronds and is eaten in parts of N Europe
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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