- 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 fucus
The Fucus esculentus, a kind of eatable sea-weed on our northern shores.
Fucus digitatus, and other sea-weed, which are used as manure.
In Fucus this usually occurs on the bulbous extremities of the branches.
Found attached to stones, etc., about the holdfasts of Fucus.
Fucus marinus vertebratus pisciculi spinum referens Icthyorachius or what you thinck fitt.Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk
- 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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