bladder wrack
noun Date: 1810 a common rockweed (Fucus vesiculosus) used in preparing kelp and as a manure

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  • Bladder wrack — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bladder wrack — n. any of various brown algae (genera Ascophyllum and Fucus), having a flattened body and conspicuous air bladders …   English World dictionary

  • bladder wrack — noun 1. : a common black rockweed (Fucus vesiculosus) used in preparing kelp and as a manure 2. : a seaweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) closely related to bladder wrack and often found intermingled with it * * * a common seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bladder wrack — blad′der wrack n. mcr a common seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus, of cold marine waters, having narrow brownish fronds with air filled vesicles …   From formal English to slang

  • bladder wrack — a common seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus, found in cold marine waters, having narrow brownish fronds with air filled vesicles. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bladder — Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr. the same …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bladder nut — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bladder pod — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bladder tangle — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bladder tree — Bladder Blad der (bl[a^]d d[ e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre, AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW. bl[ a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule; all fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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