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

  • n. Any of several brownish seaweeds of the genus Sargassum of tropical Atlantic waters, having rounded air bladders and often forming dense, floating masses. Also called sargasso, sargassum.

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  • n. sargassum

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a branching seaweed (Sargassum bacciferum, or sea grape), having numerous berrylike air vessels, -- found in the Gulf Stream, in the Sargasso Sea, and elsewhere.
  • n. A brown seaweed (Sargassum bacciferum) with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse olive seaweed, Sargassum bacciferum, belonging to the suborder Fucace├Ž.

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

  • n. brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea

Etymologies

After the Gulf of Mexico .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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