gulfweed
gulfweed gulf"weed` (g[u^]lf"w[=e]d`), n. 1. A brown seaweed ({Sargassum bacciferum}) with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea.

Syn: sargassum, sargasso, {Sargassum bacciferum}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • gulfweed — [gulf′wēd΄] n. 1. a brown algae (genus Sargassum) with berrylike air sacs, found floating in the Gulf Stream, Pacific Ocean, etc. 2. SARGASSUM …   English World dictionary

  • gulfweed — /ˈgʌlfwid/ (say gulfweed) noun 1. a coarse, olive brown seaweed, Sargassum bacciferum, found in the Gulf Stream and elsewhere, characterised by numerous berry like air vesicles. 2. any seaweed related to it …   Australian English dictionary

  • gulfweed — noun Etymology: Gulf of Mexico Date: 1674 any of several sargassums; especially a branching olive brown seaweed (Sargassum natans) of tropical American seas with numerous berrylike air vesicles …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gulfweed — /gulf weed /, n. 1. a coarse, olive brown, branching seaweed, Sargassum bacciferum, common in the Gulf Stream and tropical American seas, characterized by numerous berrylike air vessels. 2. any seaweed of the same genus. [1665 75; GULF + WEED1] * …   Universalium

  • gulfweed — noun another term for sargassum …   English new terms dictionary

  • gulfweed — gulf•weed [[t]ˈgʌlfˌwid[/t]] n. 1) mcr a coarse, olive brown, branching seaweed, Sargassum bacciferum, common in the Gulf Stream and in tropical American seas, characterized by numerous berrylike air vessels 2) mcr sargassum • Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • gulfweed — n. = SARGASSO …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sargassum bacciferum — gulfweed gulf weed (g[u^]lf w[=e]d ), n. 1. A brown seaweed ({Sargassum bacciferum}) with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea. Syn: sargassum, sargasso, {Sargassum bacciferum}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sargassum bacciferum — gulfweed gulf weed (g[u^]lf w[=e]d ), n. 1. A brown seaweed ({Sargassum bacciferum}) with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea. Syn: sargassum, sargasso, {Sargassum bacciferum}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea grape — noun 1. a. : gulfweed b. : a tree or shrub of the genus Coccoloba; especially : a variable plant (C. uvifera) of sandy shores of Florida and tropical America having rounded leaves with cordate bases and bearing clusters of bluish edible berries …   Useful english dictionary

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