Laminaria saccharina
Tangle Tan"gle, n. 1. [Cf. Icel. [thorn]["o]ngull. See {Tang} seaweed.] (Bot.) Any large blackish seaweed, especially the {Laminaria saccharina}. See {Kelp}. [1913 Webster]

Coral and sea fan and tangle, the blooms and the palms of the ocean. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]

2. [From {Tangle}, v.] A knot of threads, or other thing, united confusedly, or so interwoven as not to be easily disengaged; a snarl; as, hair or yarn in tangles; a tangle of vines and briers. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. An instrument consisting essentially of an iron bar to which are attached swabs, or bundles of frayed rope, or other similar substances, -- used to capture starfishes, sea urchins, and other similar creatures living at the bottom of the sea. [1913 Webster]

{Blue tangle}. (Bot.)See {Dangleberry}.

{Tangle picker} (Zo["o]l.), the turnstone. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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