any seaweed of the genus Ulva, having large leaflike blades.
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Origin of sea lettuce
First recorded in 1660–70
Words nearby sea lettuce
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Example sentences from the Web for sea lettuce
There is sea-lettuce in the water, so there must be enough air.
Ulva, or sea-lettuce, is to be found in abundance in all our small bays and inlets at low tide.
British Dictionary definitions for sea lettuce
any of various green seaweeds of the genus Ulva, which have edible wavy translucent fronds
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