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n. pl. sar·gas·sos

[Portuguese sargaço.]


(sɑːˈɡæsəʊ) or

sargasso weed

n, pl -sos
(Plants) another name for gulfweed, sargassum
[C16: from Portuguese sargaço, of unknown origin]


(sɑrˈgæs əm)

1. any seaweed of the genus Sargassum, widely distributed in the warmer waters of the globe.
Also called sargasso.
[1900–05; < New Latin; see sargasso]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sargasso - brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Seasargasso - brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
genus Sargassum - a genus of protoctist
References in classic literature ?
This second arm--it is rather a collar than an arm--surrounds with its circles of warm water that portion of the cold, quiet, immovable ocean called the Sargasso Sea, a perfect lake in the open Atlantic: it takes no less than three years for the great current to pass round it.
All the day of the 22nd of February we passed in the Sargasso Sea, where such fish as are partial to marine plants find abundant nourishment.
It was a drama straight out of Game of Thrones as a bloody battle between would-be kings unfolded, as Smooth fought and lost to Sargasso, who fought and lost to Anemone 04 (I think they could have used a bit of help from George RR Martin in making up these names) and lost an antler in the process, snapped clean off.
Essay and poetry converge, reflecting the interconnectedness of the island of Bermuda with the tides of the Sargasso Sea.
Typically, lower ocean temperatures in the cooler months of the year check the seaweed's growth and confine it to the 2 million sq mile Sargasso Sea, named for the algae.
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Sargassum is an algae that grows in the Sargasso Sea, a large body of warm water in the mid-Atlantic.
A Sargasso Sea B South China Sea C Bay of Biscay D Gulf Stream QUESTION 8 - for 8 points: Which of the following words is used to describe a single dot within a picture on a computer screen?
Topping Sico paint's list of hot colors for spring and summer 2015 are Impetuous Blue (6022-41), Ningxia Pink (6052- 52), Dynastic Orange (6065-64), Blueberry Flower (6525-23), Dark Lemon (6098-64), Cotton Flower (6186-31), Stainless Steel (624121), Cayman Blue (6151-52), Sargasso Sea (6146-42) and Aperitif (6039-73).
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She constructs a lineage between the difficult subjects in classic Caribbean texts like 'Wide Sargasso Sea' by Jean Rhys and 'The Harder They Come' by Perry Henzell, as well as contemporary writing by Marlon James and Patricia Powell.