- seaweed, especially coarse, large seaweed, used chiefly as a fertilizer.
Origin of seaware
before 1000; Old English sǣwār, equivalent to sǣ sea + wār seaweed (not recorded in ME)
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- any of numerous large coarse seaweeds, esp when cast ashore and used as fertilizer
Old English sǣwār, from sǣ sea + wār seaweed
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