sea cabbage

  1. a brown alga, Hedophyllum sessile, of the North Pacific, characterized by a compact mass of fronds resembling a cabbage.

Origin of sea cabbage

First recorded in 1725–35

Words Nearby sea cabbage Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use sea cabbage in a sentence

  • Another useful plant is the sea cabbage, which grows on some parts of our sea coast.

    On the Seashore | R. Cadwallader Smith
  • It may be any one of the grotesque products of Neptune's vegetable garden, a sea-cucumber, a sea-carrot, or a sea-cabbage.

    Days Off | Henry Van Dyke
  • Sea-kale, or sea-cabbage, is a native of the sea coast of England, growing in the sand and pebbles of the sea-shore.

  • Marine plants, such as the sea-anemones, the rock-grown samphire, and the sea-cabbage grow around the islands in great profusion.

    The South Isles of Aran | Oliver J. Burke
  • The prevention is to wash the cattle with a lotion of sea cabbage boiled with infusion of wine.

    Demonology and Devil-lore | Moncure Daniel Conway