sargassum

[ sahr-gas-uhm ]
/ sɑrˈgæs əm /

noun

any seaweed of the genus Sargassum, widely distributed in the warmer waters of the globe, as S. bacciferum, the common gulfweed.

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Origin of sargassum

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at sargasso
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sargassum

sargasso (sɑːˈɡæsəʊ)

/ (sɑːˈɡæsəm) /

noun

any floating brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, such as gulfweed, of warm seas, having ribbon-like fronds containing air sacs

Word Origin for sargassum

C18: from New Latin; see sargasso
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