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sargasso weeds

sargasso weeds is a plural form of sargasso weed

sargasso weed

Definition:

a brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

sargasso weeds

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Sargassum bacciferum [species] | gulf weed | gulfweed | sargasso | sargassum | S. bacciferum [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

from Portuguese sargaço, of unknown origin
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

sargasso weed | sargassos [plural] | sargasso | gulfweed [sense-specific] | sargassum [sense-specific] | gulfweed, sargassum [sense-specific]

Same as "gulfweed" | Same as "sargassum" | another name for "gulfweed, sargassum" (11 of 189 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sargasso-weed

Oxford Dictionary:

sargassum | sargassum weed | sargasso weed | gulfweed

a brown seaweed with berry-like air bladders, typically forming large floating masses.; Genus Sargassum, class Phaeophyceae (16 of 45 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sargassum

Random House Dictionary:

gulfweed | sargasso | sargassos [plural] | Sargassum bacciferum [species, sense-specific]

a coarse, olive-brown, branching seaweed common in the Gulf Stream and tropical American seas, characterized by numerous berrylike air vessels. | any ... (21 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/gulfweed

Wikipedia:

Sargassum

a genus of brown macroalgae in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world, where they generally inhabit shallow water and coral reefs. However, the genus may be best known for its ... (40 of 932 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sargassum

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Sargassum [algae genus] | gulfweed [synonym]

genus of brown algae generally attached to rocks along coasts in temperate regions. The Sargasso Sea is characterized by a free-floating mass of ... (23 of 82 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/524242​/Sargassum

American Heritage Dictionary:

gulfweed | sargasso | sargassum | sargassos [plural]

Any of several brownish seaweeds of the genus "Sargassum" of tropical Atlantic waters, having rounded air bladders and often forming dense, floating ... (22 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gulfweed

Merriam-Webster:

gulfweed

any of several sargassums ; especially, a branching olive-brown seaweed (Sargassum natans) of tropical American seas with numerous berrylike air ... (20 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/gulfweed

New World Dictionary:

gulfweed

a brown algae (genus Sargassum) with berrylike air sacs, found floating in the Gulf Stream, Pacific Ocean, etc. | "sargassum" (19 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/gulfweed

Wiktionary:

sargassum | sargassums [plural] | gulfweed [synonym] | gulfweeds [plural] | Sargassum [genus]

Any of many brown algae of the genus Sargassum; gulfweed (10 of 12 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sargassum

Columbia Encyclopedia:

gulfweed

see seaweed; Phaeophyta. (3 of 5 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0914096​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

gulfweed | sargasso [marine biology] | sargasso weed [plants] | Sargassum [genus]

a brown seaweed that forms thick floating masses. Native to: tropical Atlantic. Genus Sargassum. (14 of 25 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615784​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

sargasso weed | sargassos [plural] | sargasso

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Portuguese sargaço, of unknown origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sargasso-weed

sargasso | sargassos [plural] | sargasso weed | sargassum

First use: 16th century | 18th century

Origin: from Portuguese sargaço, of unknown origin | from New Latin; see sargasso

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sargasso

Online Etymology:

sargasso

First use: 1590s

Origin: "seaweed", from Portuguese sargasso "seaweed", perhaps from sarga, a type of grape (on this theory, the sea plant was so called from its ... (24 of 45 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sargasso

Oxford Dictionary:

sargasso | sargasso weed

First use: late 16th century

Origin: Portuguese sargaço, of unknown origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sargasso

Merriam-Webster:

sargasso | sargassos [plural]

First use: 1598

Origin: Portuguese sargaço

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sargasso

Wiktionary:

sargasso

Origin: Portuguese sargasso ("sargasso").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sargasso

American Heritage Dictionary:

sargasso | sargassos [plural]

Origin: Portuguese sargaço.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sargasso

Encarta Dictionary:

sargasso [marine biology]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: Portuguese sargaço

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701369​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sargasso | sargassos [plural] | sargasso weed | sargassum

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sargasso"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sargasso

the Free Dictionary:

sargasso

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "sargasso"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "sargasso" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sargasso

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sargasso

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sargasso"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sargas​01 word=sargasso

YourDictionary Audio:

sargasso

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sargasso" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sargasso

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