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sargassum

[sahr-gas-uh m] /sɑrˈgæs əm/
noun
1.
any seaweed of the genus Sargassum, widely distributed in the warmer waters of the globe, as S. bacciferum, the common gulfweed.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Neo-Latin; see sargasso
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sargassum

/sɑːˈɡæsəm/
noun
1.
any floating brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, such as gulfweed, of warm seas, having ribbon-like fronds containing air sacs
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin; see sargasso
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