[ see-wair ]
/ ˈsiˌwɛər /
seaweed, especially coarse, large seaweed, used chiefly as a fertilizer.
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Origin of seaware
before 1000; Old English sǣwār, equivalent to sǣ sea + wār seaweed (not recorded in ME)
Words nearby seaware
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British Dictionary definitions for seaware
/ (ˈsiːˌwɛə) /
any of numerous large coarse seaweeds, esp when cast ashore and used as fertilizer
Word Origin for seaware
Old English sǣwār, from sǣ sea + wār seaweed
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