- a gulfweed.
Origin of sargasso
Examples from the Web for sargasso
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is hovering near 14,000, and global bond markets are as calm as the Sargasso Sea.Why Do Banks Get Away With Murder?
February 7, 2013
She may drift into the Sargasso Sea of daytime television, where she can chat up B-list celebrities.Arrivederci, Sarah!
October 6, 2011
Certainly that was true of the vast stewing labyrinth of the Sargasso.
Never had the Sargasso appeared so vast, so empty, so brilliant, so hot.
What was their motive in anchoring the Minnie B in the middle of the Sargasso?
"It is a strange precaution to take in the Sargasso," agreed the American.
They bothered the navigators of old, did those Sargasso seas, uncommonly.Shifting Winds
Word Origin and History for sargasso
"seaweed," 1590s, from Portuguese sargasso "seaweed," perhaps from sarga, a type of grape (on this theory, the sea plant was so called from its berry-like air sacs), or from Latin sargus, a kind of fish found in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, from Greek sargos. Sargasso Sea attested from 1819.