badderlocks

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badderlocks

(ˈbædəˌlɒks) or

balderlocks

n
(Plants) a seaweed, Alaria esculenta, that has long brownish-green fronds and is eaten in parts of N Europe
[C18: of unknown origin]
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Surveys conducted in Yorkshire in 2004 showed that the southern limits of the cold water seaweed known as Dabberlocks (Alaria esculenta), had retracted north into cooler waters since the region was last surveyed in the early 1980s.
Surveys conducted in Yorkshire in 2004 showed the southern limits of the cold water seaweed known as Dabberlocks (Alaria esculenta), had retracted north into cooler waters since the region was last surveyed in the early 1980s.
Her discovery of dabberlocks seaweed, a cold water kelp, was the highlight of her investigations of the rocky shores from Boulmer to the Borders.