Sargasso Sar*gas"so, n. [Sp. sargazo seaweed.] (Bot.) The gulf weed. See under {Gulf}. [1913 Webster]

{Sargasso Sea}, a large tract of the North Atlantic Ocean where sargasso in great abundance floats on the surface. [1913 Webster]

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  • sargasso — seaweed, 1590s, from Port. sargasso seaweed, perhaps from sarga, a type of grape (on this theory, the sea plant was so called from its berry like air sacs), or from L. sargus, a kind of fish found in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sargasso — s.m. [dal fr. sargasse, port. sargaço ]. (bot.) [specie di alghe appartenenti al genere Sargassum caratterizzate da tallo cilindrico da cui si dipartono elementi laterali galleggianti simili a foglie] ▶◀ Ⓖ (region.) uva marina. ⇑ alga …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • sargasso — sar·gàs·so s.m. 1a. TS bot. alga bruna del genere Sargasso, provvista di vescicole piene d aria che fungono da galleggianti, diffusa spec. nell Oceano Atlantico | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia delle Sargassacee, cui appartengono alcune …   Dizionario italiano

  • sargasso —   n. kind of floating seaweed; gulfweed.    ♦ Sargasso Sea, area of N Atlantic covered with mass of this …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • sargasso — n. (also sargassum) (pl. os or oes or sargassa) any seaweed of the genus Sargassum, with berry like air vessels, found floating in island like masses, esp. in the Sargasso Sea of the N. Atlantic. Also called GULFWEED. Etymology: Port.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sargasso — noun (plural sos) Etymology: Portuguese sargaço Date: 1598 1. gulfweed, sargassum 2. a mass of floating vegetation and especially sargassums …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sargasso — Ein Bild der Verteilung und Größe von Aallarven zeigt die ungefähre Position der Sargassosee (rot). Die Sargassosee ist ein Meeresgebiet im Atlantik östlich Floridas und südlich der Bermuda Inseln. Die Position ist um 30° nördlicher Breite und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sargasso — /sahr gas oh/, n., pl. sargassos. a gulfweed. [1590 1600; < Pg, perh. special use of sargaço rockrose < L salicastrum, equiv. to salic (s. of salix) willow + astrum, neut. of aster ASTER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sargasso — {{hw}}{{sargasso}}{{/hw}}s. m. Alga bruna oceanica galleggiante con tallo frondoso laminare con margini seghettati …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Sargasso — pl.m. sargassi …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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