noun, plural sar·gas·sos.
Origin of sargasso
Examples from the Web for sargasso
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is hovering near 14,000, and global bond markets are as calm as the Sargasso Sea.
She may drift into the Sargasso Sea of daytime television, where she can chat up B-list celebrities.
The sun swung slowly down into the western sea, and its reflections made long blinding streaks in the Sargasso.
The days slipped rapidly away, until we entered the Sargasso Sea, that strange vortex in the middle of the Atlantic.The Log of a Sea-Waif|Frank T. Bullen
The Sargasso Sea is bounded, roughly, by the lines of 20-35 N. lat.
An amazing amount of fiction and nonsense has been written about the sargasso weed, but the truth is actually more unbelievable.Jungle Peace|William Beebe
Never had the Sargasso appeared so vast, so empty, so brilliant, so hot.
noun plural -sos
Word Origin for sargasso
"seaweed," 1590s, from Portuguese sargasso "seaweed," perhaps from sarga, a type of grape (on this theory, the sea plant was so called from its berry-like air sacs), or from Latin sargus, a kind of fish found in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, from Greek sargos. Sargasso Sea attested from 1819.