bladder wrack

  1. a common seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus, found in cold marine waters, having narrow brownish fronds with air-filled vesicles.

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How to use bladder wrack in a sentence

  • The bladder wrack, and others of the same kind, are torn up by the fierce waves in a storm, and tossed on the beach in heaps.

    On the Seashore | R. Cadwallader Smith
  • Now wade into rather deeper water, and you find a great mass of the bladder wrack.

    On the Seashore | R. Cadwallader Smith
  • They were upholstered with "bladder wrack," a most soft cushion, and in each box a white whale lay on these pneumatic cushions.

  • “Long strands of bladder-wrack,” said Joe, after cautiously raising one leg from the water.

    Sappers and Miners | George Manville Fenn

British Dictionary definitions for bladderwrack


/ (ˈblædəˌræk) /

  1. any of several seaweeds of the genera Fucus and Ascophyllum, esp F. vesiculosus, that grow in the intertidal regions of rocky shores and have branched brown fronds with air bladders

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