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badderlocks

[bad-er-loks] /ˈbæd ərˌlɒks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
an edible kelp, Alaria esculenta, found on the coasts of Europe and the British Isles.
Origin of badderlocks
1780-1790
1780-90; perhaps Balder + lock2 + -s3; compare Balder brae plant name < Old Norse Baldro brā Balder's eyelash
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badderlocks

/ˈbædəˌlɒks/
noun
1.
a seaweed, Alaria esculenta, that has long brownish-green fronds and is eaten in parts of N Europe
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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