American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several coarse, brownish seaweeds of the genera Fucus and Ascophyllum that grow on rocks in coastal areas.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seaweed of the genera Fucus, Sargassum, etc., common on the rocks exposed at low tide. Fucus vesiculosus and F. nodosus are especially abundant on the New England coast. See
Fucus(for description and cut) and kelp, 1 . Also called rock-kelp.
- n. Ascophyllum nodosum, a seaweed also known as kelp.
- n. Fucus vesiculosus, a similar seaweed also known as bladderwrack.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) Any coarse seaweed growing on sea-washed rocks, especially Fucus.
- n. coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide
- rock + weed (Wiktionary)
“When gathering your equipment, look for rockweed—it's the best seaweed for clambakes because its seawater-filled pockets burst during cooking and add brininess and moisture to the other ingredients.”
“Monaghan clambakes were all-day affairs, beginning early with the gathering of rockweed, stones and driftwood.”
“In a pinch, try buying rockweed from your fishmonger; it's used to pack shellfish and is often abundant where seafood is sold.”
“The pictures of the rockweed are especially good, they make me miss the ocean so much.”
“I would miss the birds: a pair of furious peregrine falcons, a northern goshawk with a nest at the top of a deformed spruce leaning over the water, the three crow pals that worked the rockweed at low tide eviscerating sea urchins, then picked ripe berries on the hillside for dessert.”
“Across the narrow ribbon of sand they flew, soaring over splintered driftwood and dodging ropy mounds of rockweed.”
“Although Rune was the smallest, he did the most work carrying her out and back through the icy weather, and so she removed his bridle and fed him the last whole length of rockweed.”
“The dim light showed that the leaves had been stripped from the ropy strands of rockweed and that the cow had moved to the far corner of the byre and was now lying there.”
“At the sight of the rockweed, the other two horses pricked their ears and nickered.”
“But far more common are the sparrows, robins, finches, cardinals, and grackles who peck through the rockweed and eel grass, ride the branches of the wax myrtles in the salt breezes, and roost on top of the dock pilings.”
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