Indeed, this region is especially so called on account of the ‘sargassum,’ or weed, in the Portuguese tongue.
I cannot admit the sargassum case to be parallel with that of Confervae or Oscillatoria.
sargassum is distinguished by its differentiation into stem and leaf, resembling in outward appearance the higher plants.
Edward Forbes supposed that the sargassum or Gulf-weed represents the littoral sea-weeds of a now submerged continent.
The sargassum and the almonds of the stone-pine completed the repast, during which the engineer spoke little.
Sea-lentil is a name sometimes applied to the gulfweed sargassum vulgare.
The Sargassites, finally, have been vaguely referred to the genus sargassum, so abundant in tropical seas.