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fucus

[fyoo-kuh s]
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noun, plural fu·ci [fyoo-sahy] /ˈfyu saɪ/, fu·cus·es.
  1. any olive-brown seaweed or alga of the genus Fucus, having branching fronds and often air bladders.

Origin of fucus

1590–1600; < Latin < Greek phŷkos orchil, red color, rock lichen, rouge
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fucus

noun plural -ci (-saɪ) or -cuses
  1. any seaweed of the genus Fucus, common in the intertidal regions of many shores and typically having greenish-brown slimy frondsSee also wrack 2 (def. 2)

Word Origin

C16: from Latin: rock lichen, from Greek phukos seaweed, dye, of Semitic origin
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