Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various brown algae of the order Fucales growing chiefly on rocks in coastal areas, such as bladder wrack or Ascophyllum nodosum.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A seaweed of the genera Fucus, Sargassum, etc., common on the rocks exposed at low tide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) Any coarse seaweed growing on sea-washed rocks, especially Fucus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Ascophyllum nodosum, a seaweed also known as kelp.
  • noun Fucus vesiculosus, a similar seaweed also known as bladderwrack.

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

  • noun coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide

Etymologies

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rock +‎ weed

Examples

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • Monaghan clambakes were all-day affairs, beginning early with the gathering of rockweed, stones and driftwood.

    Happy as a Clambake

  • The pictures of the rockweed are especially good, they make me miss the ocean so much.

    "...I heard the earth inhale, moments before..."

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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.

    Bird Cloud

  • 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.

    Happy as a Clambake

  • In a pinch, try buying rockweed from your fishmonger; it's used to pack shellfish and is often abundant where seafood is sold.

    Happy as a Clambake

  • The pictures of the rockweed are especially good, they make me miss the ocean so much.

    "...I heard the earth inhale, moments before..."

  • Across the narrow ribbon of sand they flew, soaring over splintered driftwood and dodging ropy mounds of rockweed.

    Raven Speak

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