gulfweed

[ guhlf-weed ]
/ ˈgʌlfˌwid /

noun

a coarse, olive-brown, branching seaweed, Sargassum bacciferum, common in the Gulf Stream and tropical American seas, characterized by numerous berrylike air vessels.
any seaweed of the same genus.

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Origin of gulfweed

First recorded in 1665–75; gulf + weed1
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British Dictionary definitions for gulfweed

gulfweed
/ (ˈɡʌlfˌwiːd) /

noun

any brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, esp S. bacciferum, having air bladders and forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters, esp the Gulf StreamAlso called: sargasso, sargasso weed
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