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gulfweed

[guhlf-weed] /ˈgʌlfˌwid/
noun
1.
a coarse, olive-brown, branching seaweed, Sargassum bacciferum, common in the Gulf Stream and tropical American seas, characterized by numerous berrylike air vessels.
2.
any seaweed of the same genus.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; gulf + weed1
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gulfweed

/ˈɡʌlfˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, esp S. bacciferum, having air bladders and forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters, esp the Gulf Stream Also called sargasso, sargasso weed
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