rockweed

[rok-weed]
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Origin of rockweed

First recorded in 1620–30; rock1 + weed1
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Related Words for rockweed

algae, tangle, gulfweed, rockweed

Examples from the Web for rockweed

Historical Examples of rockweed

  • Going down to the ledges, he pulled off a big armful of rockweed.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman

  • You'll find your dory in the rockweed about fifty feet east of the cove.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman

  • In less than an hour he was back, bringing the sweater minus the rockweed.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman

    Albert Walter Tolman

  • The right amount of heat has been obtained, a barrow load of rockweed is brought—rockweed, not seaweed.

    Suppers

    Paul Pierce

  • As soon as the rockweed is thrown on the red hot stones a salty, savory smelling steam begins to rise.

    Suppers

    Paul Pierce


British Dictionary definitions for rockweed

rockweed

noun
  1. any of various seaweeds that grow on rocks exposed at low tide
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