Nereocystis
Nereocystis Ne`re*o*cys"tis, prop. n. [NL. See {Nereid}, and {Cyst}.] (Bot.) A genus of gigantic seaweeds. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Nereocystis Lutkeana}, of the North Pacific, has a stem many fathoms long, terminating in a great vesicle, which is crowned with a tuft of long leaves. The stem is used by the Alaskans for fishing lines. [1913 Webster]


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