- Botany. any of certain frondlike red algae.
- Zoology. a bryozoan.
Origin of sea moss
First recorded in 1540–50
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Examples from the Web for sea moss
Sprinkle into it one level tablespoonful of sea-moss farina.
The sea always supplies him with fish, sea-moss, and other food.Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands
There, on beds of sea-moss, they lie, and the rainbow is dull beside them.Nautilus
Laura E. Richards
Sea-urchins, small abalone shells, or sea-moss from the Pacific, for Indian relics of all kinds.
Here is some sea-moss which I was taking to an old woman who lives a little further down the road.Flint
Maud Wilder Goodwin