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sea tangle

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noun
  1. any of various seaweeds, especially of the genus Laminaria.
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Origin of sea tangle

First recorded in 1860–65
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Related Words for sea tangle

algae, tangle, gulfweed, rockweed

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Historical Examples of sea tangle

  • A Culdee thrust at him with an oar, and pinned him among the sea-tangle.

    The Washer of the Ford

    Fiona Macleod

  • A culdee thrust at him with an oar, and pinned him among the sea-tangle.

  • Below the littoral we come upon the great laminarian zone, the region of waving laminaria, or sea-tangle.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire

    John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

  • I saw three kinds of sea-tangle, but could only obtain a specimen of one, resembling that which I had seen in 44° South lat.


British Dictionary definitions for sea tangle

sea tangle

noun
  1. any of various brown seaweeds, esp any of the genus Laminaria
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