badderlocks

[bad-er-loks]

noun (used with a singular verb)

an edible kelp, Alaria esculenta, found on the coasts of Europe and the British Isles.

Nearby words

  1. badarian,
  2. badass,
  3. badb,
  4. baddeleyite,
  5. badder,
  6. baddest,
  7. baddie,
  8. baddish,
  9. baddy,
  10. bade

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

badderlocks

noun

a seaweed, Alaria esculenta, that has long brownish-green fronds and is eaten in parts of N Europe

Word Origin for badderlocks

C18: of unknown origin

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