Sargasso Sea
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 Sea — [sär gas′ō] [Port sargaço: see SARGASSUM] region of calms in the N Atlantic, northeast of the West Indies, noted for its abundance of sargassum …   English World dictionary

  • Sargasso Sea — The Sargasso Sea is a region in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents. It is bounded on the west by the Gulf Stream; on the north, by the North Atlantic Current; on the east, by the Canary Current; and on the south …   Wikipedia

  • Sargasso Sea — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Sargasso Sea – Im Meer der Leidenschaft Originaltitel Wide Sargasso Sea …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sargasso Sea — a relatively calm area of water in the N Atlantic, NE of the West Indies. * * * Body of still water in the North Atlantic Ocean. Elliptical in shape and strewn with a brown floating seaweed of the genus Sargassum, it lies between the parallels… …   Universalium

  • Sargasso Sea — Sar•gas′so Sea′ [[t]sɑrˈgæs oʊ[/t]] n. geg a relatively calm area of water in the N Atlantic, NE of the West Indies: central part covered with sargassum …   From formal English to slang

  • Sargasso Sea — noun a vast area of the North Atlantic from the West Indies to the Azores that is dense with gulfweed • Instance Hypernyms: ↑sea • Part Holonyms: ↑Atlantic, ↑Atlantic Ocean …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sargasso Sea — geographical name tract of comparatively still water N Atlantic lying chiefly between 25° & 35°N & 40° & 70°W and containing thick seaweed growth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sargasso Sea — noun An elongated area in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents …   Wiktionary

  • Sargasso Sea —  Area of Atlantic Ocean where masses of floating seaweed are found …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Sargasso Sea — /saˈgæsoʊ ˌsi/ (say sah gasoh .see) noun a part of the North Atlantic, between the Azores and the West Indies. {named after the floating masses of sargassum found in this area} …   Australian English dictionary

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