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[rok-weed] /ˈrɒkˌwid/
a fucoid seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide.
Origin of rockweed
First recorded in 1620-30; rock1 + weed1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But no studies or scenery caused him to forget his daily trip with sweater and 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
  • Magnified section through a fertile conceptacle of rockweed, showing the large spores in the midst of threads of cells.

  • Going down to the ledges, he pulled off a big armful of rockweed.

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

    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.

  • 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
  • Beyond the sand are great pebbles covered with rockweed and barnacles.

    The Clammer and the Submarine William John Hopkins
British Dictionary definitions for rockweed


any of various seaweeds that grow on rocks exposed at low tide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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