sea cabbage


noun

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

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Origin of sea cabbage

First recorded in 1725–35
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Example sentences from the Web for sea cabbage

  • 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
  • Sea-kale, or sea-cabbage, is a native of the sea coast of England, growing in the sand and pebbles of the sea-shore.

  • 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