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rockweed

[rok-weed] /ˈrɒkˌwid/
noun
1.
a fucoid seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide.
Origin of rockweed
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; rock1 + weed1
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  • Going down to the ledges, he pulled off a big armful of rockweed.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • You'll find your dory in the rockweed about fifty feet east of the cove.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • In less than an hour he was back, bringing the sweater minus the rockweed.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • The right amount of heat has been obtained, a barrow load of rockweed is brought—rockweed, not seaweed.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • As soon as the rockweed is thrown on the red hot stones a salty, savory smelling steam begins to rise.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • The rocks are hung so plentifully with Ascophyllum nodosum (rockweed) that its beauty is likely to be passed over unnoticed.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Beyond the sand are great pebbles covered with rockweed and barnacles.

    The Clammer and the Submarine William John Hopkins
  • The violent throbbings of her heart could be seen undulating the long hair as the moaning sea tosses the rockweed.

    The Minister's Wooing Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • "I've made their dory fast in a little gulch among the rockweed," said he.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman
  • That means that you are crushing the little bladder-like swellings strung like big beads on the stems of the rockweed.

British Dictionary definitions for rockweed

rockweed

/ˈrɒkˌwiːd/
noun
1.
any of various seaweeds that grow on rocks exposed at low tide
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