sea wrack

  1. seaweed or a growth of seaweed, especially of the larger kinds cast up on the shore.

Origin of sea wrack

First recorded in 1540–50

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

How to use sea wrack in a sentence

  • The heaps of sea-wrack will often reward one who examines them carefully for deep-water species.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
  • These little crustaceans exist in countless numbers under the masses of sea-wrack on the beach.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
  • It exposed to view all its shingles, with a prairie of sea-wrack as far as the edge of the waves.

    Bouvard and Pcuchet | Gustave Flaubert
  • The sea-wrack was banked up in the darkness behind, and between two stones at the mouth there were the remains of a recent fire.

    The Manxman | Hall Caine
  • Some sea-horses cling by their tails to gulfweed or sea-wrack.

British Dictionary definitions for sea wrack

sea wrack

  1. any of various seaweeds found on the shore, esp any of the larger species

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