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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. an edible kelp, Alaria esculenta, found on the coasts of Europe and the British Isles.
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Origin of badderlocks

1780–90; perhaps Balder + lock2 + -s3; compare Balder brae plant name < Old Norse Baldro brā Balder's eyelash
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British Dictionary definitions for badderlocks


  1. a seaweed, Alaria esculenta, that has long brownish-green fronds and is eaten in parts of N Europe
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Word Origin for badderlocks

C18: of unknown origin
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