from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The thrift, Armeria vulgaris, and also one of the glassworts, Salicornia herbacea, both seaside plants; also, the eel-grass (Zostera marina), the tassel-grass(Rappia maritima), the gulfweed (Sargassum), and probably other marine plants.
- n. variety of cirrus cloud whose form suggests the name: it is a forerunner of stormy weather.
- n. In phytogeography, a marine vegetation, or one of the plants composing it, which roots in loose soil under shallow water and sends up long floating leaves or stems; an enalid. Algæ (Caulerpa and Characeæ) are included under this term, phanerogams (Potamogetonaceæ and Vallisueriaceæ, including Enhalus) predominating. Compare benthos.
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