sea-moss

sea moss

noun
1.
Botany. any of certain frondlike red algae.
2.
Zoology. a bryozoan.

Origin:
1540–50

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sea moss

noun
1. sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding [syn: bryozoan
2. any of various red algae having graceful rose to purple fronds (e.g. dulse or carrageen) 
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