Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of marine algæ, of the class Fucaceæ, having fronds attached by a disk, and branching stems with the fronds provided with a midrib and distinctly stalked air-bladders.
  • noun [lowercase] Gulfweed.

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

  • noun A genus of algæ including the gulf weed.

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

  • noun Any of many brown algae of the genus Sargassum; gulfweed

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

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Sargassum, genus name, from sargasso.]

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