fuci

fucus

[fyoo-kuhs]
noun, plural fuci [fyoo-sahy] , fucuses.
any olive-brown seaweed or alga of the genus Fucus, having branching fronds and often air bladders.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin < Greek phŷkos orchil, red color, rock lichen, rouge

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fucus (ˈfjuːkəs)
 
n , pl -ci, -cuses
See also wrack any seaweed of the genus Fucus, common in the intertidal regions of many shores and typically having greenish-brown slimy fronds
 
[C16: from Latin: rock lichen, from Greek phukos seaweed, dye, of Semitic origin]

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