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fucus

[fyoo-kuh s] /ˈfyu kəs/
noun, plural fuci
[fyoo-sahy] /ˈfyu saɪ/ (Show IPA),
fucuses.
1.
any olive-brown seaweed or alga of the genus Fucus, having branching fronds and often air bladders.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin < Greek phŷkos orchil, red color, rock lichen, rouge
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fucus

/ˈfjuːkəs/
noun (pl) -ci (-saɪ), -cuses
1.
any seaweed of the genus Fucus, common in the intertidal regions of many shores and typically having greenish-brown slimy fronds See also wrack2 (sense 2)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: rock lichen, from Greek phukos seaweed, dye, of Semitic origin
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