from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous marine algae, such as a kelp, rockweed, or gulfweed.
- n. Any of various marine plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of numerous marine plants and algae, such as a kelp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Popularly, any plant or plants growing in the sea.
- n. Any marine plant of the class Algæ, as kelp, dulse, Fucus, Ulva, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any plant or plants growing in the sea; more particularly, any member of the class Algæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
Indeed, he concludes that the term seaweed is inappropriate for the marine plants in question.
The term seaweed carries the connotation that the plants under discussion are useless and worthless.
The sun was setting between Eigg and Rum as we reached the deserted beach, only to find "VALHALLA DANCEHALL" spelt out in seaweed letters two foot high, which stumped even the locals.
I launch myself from the wall again, corkscrewing through the water, long goldredbrown hair in seaweed tendrils twisting around me as I twirl.
Her gaze travels from an old sideboard with broken drawer pulls to the green curtains hanging like seaweed from the window, resting finally on a scattering of black pellets that confirm the origin of the sound coming from the floorboards.
(Size of the kanpyo roled in rice and seaweed is length approximately 9. 5cm)
The seaweed is traditionally not thought to be an obvious tropical "resident" because it requires cool water and lots of light.
The brown colour of the seaweed is due to the brown pigment fucoxanthin overriding the green pigment chlorophyll.
Some are triangle shaped, and wrapped in seaweed, others are round balls of rice, topped with something delicious.
Maybe the seaweed is for the "Agar"??? or are there pieces of seaweed in the caramels?