- a fucoid seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide.
Origin of rockweed
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Examples from the Web for rockweed
Going down to the ledges, he pulled off a big armful of rockweed.
You'll find your dory in the rockweed about fifty feet east of the cove.
In less than an hour he was back, bringing the sweater minus the rockweed.
The right amount of heat has been obtained, a barrow load of rockweed is brought—rockweed, not seaweed.
As soon as the rockweed is thrown on the red hot stones a salty, savory smelling steam begins to rise.
- any of various seaweeds that grow on rocks exposed at low tide
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