Definitions

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

  • noun Sea wrack used as fertilizer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Seaweed; especially, the larger, coarser kinds of algæ that are thrown up by the sea and used as manure, etc.

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

  • noun (Bot.) Seaweed; esp., coarse seaweed. See ware, and sea girdles.

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

  • noun archaic Flotsam; articles cast up by the sea.
  • noun A kind of kelp; sea girdles.

Etymologies

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

[Possibly Old English sǣwār : , sea + wār, seaweed; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sea +‎ -ware

Examples

  • At first the air was redolent of clover, and then -- as I drew near the shore -- of seaware.

    The Man from the Clouds

  • 'Yes, there's a plenty of shells and seaware for manure, as you observe; and if one inclined to build a new house, which might indeed be necessary, there's a great deal of good hewn stone about this old dungeon, for the devil here --'

    Guy Mannering — Complete

  • 'Yes, there's a plenty of shells and seaware for manure, as you observe; and if one inclined to build a new house, which might indeed be necessary, there's a great deal of good hewn stone about this old dungeon, for the devil here --'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Complete

  • 'Yes, there's a plenty of shells and seaware for manure, as you observe; and if one inclined to build a new house, which might indeed be necessary, there's a great deal of good hewn stone about this old dungeon, for the devil here --'

    Guy Mannering, Or, the Astrologer — Volume 01

  • ‘Yes, there’s a plenty of shells and seaware for manure, as you observe; and if one inclined to build a new house, which might indeed be necessary, there’s a great deal of good hewn stone about this old dungeon, for the devil here —’

    Guy Mannering

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