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sea moss

  1. Botany. any of certain frondlike red algae.
  2. Zoology. a bryozoan.
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Origin of sea moss

First recorded in 1540–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sea moss

Historical Examples

  • Sprinkle into it one level tablespoonful of sea-moss farina.

    Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes and Home Made Candy Recipes

    Miss Parloa

  • The sea always supplies him with fish, sea-moss, and other food.

  • There, on beds of sea-moss, they lie, and the rainbow is dull beside them.


    Laura E. Richards

  • Sea-urchins, small abalone shells, or sea-moss from the Pacific, for Indian relics of all kinds.

  • Here is some sea-moss which I was taking to an old woman who lives a little further down the road.


    Maud Wilder Goodwin