rockweed
noun Date: 1583 any of various coarse brown algae (order Fucales, especially genera Fucus, Ascophyllum, and Sargassum) growing in marine environments free-floating or attached to rocks

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  • Rockweed — Rock weed , n. (Bot.) Any coarse seaweed growing on sea washed rocks, especially Fucus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rockweed — [räk′wēd΄] n. any of a number of seaweeds, as fucus, that grow on rocks …   English World dictionary

  • rockweed — noun coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide • Hypernyms: ↑brown algae • Hyponyms: ↑fucus, ↑bladderwrack, ↑black rockweed, ↑bladder fucus, ↑tang, ↑Fucus vesiculosus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rockweed — /rok weed /, n. a fucoid seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide. [1620 30; ROCK1 + WEED1] * * *       common name for various species of brown algae growing attached to intertidal rocks. See Fucus; Sargassum. * * * …   Universalium

  • rockweed — rock•weed [[t]ˈrɒkˌwid[/t]] n. mcr any of several coarse brown seaweeds, commonly of the genus Fucus, that grow on sea washed rocks • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • rockweed gunnels — dumblių taukžuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Xererpes angl. fucus blennies; rockweed gunnels rus. безногие маслюки ксерерпесы ryšiai: platesnis terminas – taukžuvinės siauresnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • rockweed gunnel — dumblių taukžuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Xererpes fucorum angl. fucus blenny; rockweed gunnel rus. безногий маслюк ксерерпес; фукусовый безногий маслюк ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dumblių… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • rockweed bird — noun : purple sandpiper …   Useful english dictionary

  • black rockweed — noun a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure • Syn: ↑bladderwrack, ↑bladder fucus, ↑tang, ↑Fucus vesiculosus • Hypernyms: ↑rockweed • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Fucus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ascophyllum nodosum — Scientific classification Kingdom: Chromalveolata Phylum …   Wikipedia

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