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sea wrack

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  1. seaweed or a growth of seaweed, especially of the larger kinds cast up on the shore.

Origin of sea wrack

First recorded in 1540–50
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Examples from the Web for sea wrack

Historical Examples

  • Flowers, feathers and silk remnants were flowing like sea-wrack into every room.

    The Woman Thou Gavest Me

    Hall Caine

  • Some sea-horses cling by their tails to gulfweed or sea-wrack.

  • The cats thrummed by the fires, and the smell of the sea-wrack came in beside them.

  • But all that he dredged up was sea-wrack, and weeds, and star-fish, and like rubbish.

  • The heaps of sea-wrack will often reward one who examines them carefully for deep-water species.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

British Dictionary definitions for sea wrack

sea wrack

  1. any of various seaweeds found on the shore, esp any of the larger species
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