fucus

[ fyoo-kuh s ]
/ ˈfyu kəs /
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noun, plural fu·ci [fyoo-sahy] /ˈfyu saɪ/, fu·cus·es.

any olive-brown seaweed or alga of the genus Fucus, having branching fronds and often air bladders.

Nearby words

  1. fuckwit,
  2. fucoid,
  3. fucose,
  4. fucosidosis,
  5. fucoxanthin,
  6. fud,
  7. fuddle,
  8. fuddle-duddle,
  9. fuddled,
  10. fuddling cup

Origin of fucus

1590–1600; < Latin < Greek phŷkos orchil, red color, rock lichen, rouge

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fucus

/ (ˈfjuːkəs) /

noun plural -ci (-saɪ) or -cuses

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)

Word Origin for fucus

C16: from Latin: rock lichen, from Greek phukos seaweed, dye, of Semitic origin

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