sargassum

sargassum

[sahr-gas-uhm]
noun
any seaweed of the genus Sargassum, widely distributed in the warmer waters of the globe, as S. bacciferum, the common gulfweed.

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin; see sargasso

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sargassum or sargasso (sɑːˈɡæsəm, sɑːˈɡæsəʊ)
 
n
any floating brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, such as gulfweed, of warm seas, having ribbon-like fronds containing air sacs
 
[C18: from New Latin; see sargasso]
 
sargasso or sargasso
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin; see sargasso]

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