Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A part of the northern Atlantic Ocean between the West Indies and the Azores. The relatively calm sea is noted for the abundance of gulfweed floating on its surface.

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  • proper n. An elongated area in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a large tract of the North Atlantic Ocean where sargasso in great abundance floats on the surface.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweed

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Examples

  • On its eastern side is an area of the Atlantic called the Sargasso Sea, where the water temperature is typically in the 70s.

    OVERBOARD !

  • Because they are on the eastern side of the Gulf Stream, in an area known as the Sargasso Sea, a fair amount of seaweed is floating about.

    OVERBOARD !

  • This second arm — it is rather a collar than an arm — surrounds with its circles of warm water that portion of the cold, quiet, immovable ocean called the Sargasso Sea, a perfect lake in the open

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

  • The Sargasso Sea is a great oblong whorl in the Atlantic some four hundred miles wide and fifteen hundred long.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock

  • Delightful weather favored the voyagers, but when, on the tenth day out from Spain, the caravels struck into that wonderful stretch of seaweed and grass, known as the Sargasso Sea, fear lest they should run aground or soon be unable to sail in either direction took possession of the crews.

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  • Another impinges on the Hebrides, and is no more recognizable as a current; and the third, the eastern and largest part of the divided stream, makes a wide sweep to the east and south, enclosing the Azores and the deadwater called the Sargasso Sea, then, as the African

    Great Sea Stories

  • This second arm -- it is rather a collar than an arm -- surrounds with its circles of warm water that portion of the cold, quiet, immovable ocean called the Sargasso Sea, a perfect lake in the open Atlantic: it takes no less than three years for the great current to pass round it.

    Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. English

  • There is a certain spot in the Atlantic known by the name of the Sargasso Sea, which is neither more nor less than a huge ocean-eddy, in which immense quantities of sea-weed collect.

    The Ocean and its Wonders

  • The video employs selective 'evidence' such as the temperature record for a single spot in the ocean, the Sargasso Sea, which is an interesting area to single out for your data, until you realize that no other ocean location would support your pre-conceived theory.

    DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science

  • These areas, often marked by large swatches of sargassum (a plant that grows on the surface of this area of the Atlantic known as the Sargasso Sea) are where we're finding large collections of plastic, in big chunks, floating on the surface.

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