- any olive-brown seaweed or alga of the genus Fucus, having branching fronds and often air bladders.
Origin of fucus
1590–1600; < Latin < Greek phŷkos orchil, red color, rock lichen, rouge
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Examples from the Web for fuci
In Holland, sub-marine peat is derived from Fuci, and on parts of our own coast from Zostera marina.Principles of Geology
The traces of fuci in this system are all but sufficient to allow of a distinction of genera.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
By report, it is extremely inoffensive, grows to the length of ten or twelve feet, and feeds on Fuci.
This species is also attached to floating timber, sticks, fuci, and occasionally to pebbles at the bottom of the sea.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)
Thuret has observed the same fact with certain sea-weeds or Fuci.On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
- any seaweed of the genus Fucus, common in the intertidal regions of many shores and typically having greenish-brown slimy frondsSee also wrack 2 (def. 2)
C16: from Latin: rock lichen, from Greek phukos seaweed, dye, of Semitic origin
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