Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given in Scotland to the edible seaweed Alaria esculenta. The plant is olive-green, belonging to the order Laminariaceæ, and has a lanceolate frond borne upon a stipe which is continued into a midrib. The stipe bears ribless leaflets along its sides. Also called
henware, and in the Orkney Islands honey-ware; in parts of Ireland, murlins.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A large black seaweed (Alaria esculenta) sometimes eaten in Europe; -- also called
murlins, honeyware, and henware.
- Perhaps Baldr's locks, after the Norse god. (Wiktionary)
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