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sea cabbage

a brown alga, Hedophyllum sessile, of the North Pacific, characterized by a compact mass of fronds resembling a cabbage.
Origin of sea cabbage
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Another useful plant is the sea cabbage, which grows on some parts of our sea coast.

    On the Seashore

    R. Cadwallader Smith
  • The prevention is to wash the cattle with a lotion of sea cabbage boiled with infusion of wine.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway

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