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sea·weed

 (sē′wēd′)
n.
1. Any of numerous marine algae, such as a kelp, rockweed, or gulfweed.
2. A mass of such algae.

seaweed

(ˈsiːˌwiːd)
n
1. (Plants) any of numerous multicellular marine algae that grow on the seashore, in salt marshes, in brackish water, or submerged in the ocean
2. (Plants) any of certain other plants that grow in or close to the sea

sea•weed

(ˈsiˌwid)

n.
1. any of numerous leafy or branching marine algae.
2. any of various marine plants.
[1570–80]

sea·weed

(sē′wēd′)
Any of various algae or plants that live in ocean waters. Some species are free-floating, while others are attached to the ocean bottom. Seaweed range from the size of a pinhead to large fronds extending up to 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seaweed - plant growing in the sea, especially marine algaeseaweed - plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
arame - an edible seaweed with a mild flavor
wrack - dried seaweed especially that cast ashore
seagrass - any of various seaweeds that grow underwater in shallow beds; "seagrass provides a protective environment in which young fish can develop"
sea wrack, wrack - growth of marine vegetation especially of the large forms such as rockweeds and kelp
sea tang, tang - any of various coarse seaweeds
Translations
أعْشاب بَحْرِيَّهطُحْلُبٌ بَحْرِيّ
chaluhamořské řasy
tang
algo
merilevä
alge
hínár
sjávargróîur; òari, òang
海藻
해초
chaluha
morska trava
tång
สาหร่ายทะเล
deniz yosunuyosun
tảo biển

seaweed

[ˈsiːwiːd] Nalga f

seaweed

[ˈsiːwiːd]
nalgues fpl
modif [products, bath] → à base d'algues

seaweed

[ˈsiːˌwiːd] nalghe fpl
a strand of seaweed → un'alga

sea

(siː) noun
1. (often with the) the mass of salt water covering most of the Earth's surface. I enjoy swimming in the sea; over land and sea; The sea is very deep here; (also adjective) A whale is a type of large sea animal.
2. a particular area of sea. the Baltic Sea; These fish are found in tropical seas.
3. a particular state of the sea. mountainous seas.
ˈseaward(s) adverb
towards the sea; away from the land. The yacht left the harbour and sailed seawards.
ˈseaboard noun
the seacoast. the eastern seaboard of the United States.
sea breeze
a breeze blowing from the sea towards the land.
ˈseafaring adjective
of work or travel on ships. a seafaring man.
ˈseafood noun
fish, especially shellfish.
adjective
seafood restaurants.
ˈseafront noun
a promenade or part of a town with its buildings facing the sea.
ˈsea-going adjective
designed and equipped for travelling on the sea. a sea-going yacht.
ˈseagull noun
a gull.
sea level
the level of the surface of the sea used as a base from which the height of land can be measured. three hundred metres above sea level.
ˈsea-lion noun
a type of large seal.
ˈseamanplural ˈseamen noun
a sailor, especially a member of a ship's crew who is not an officer.
ˈseaport noun
a port on the coast.
ˈseashell noun
the (empty) shell of a sea creature.
ˈseashore noun
the land close to the sea.
ˈseasick adjective
ill because of the motion of a ship at sea. Were you seasick on the voyage?
ˈseasickness noun
ˈseaside noun
(usually with the) a place beside the sea. We like to go to the seaside in the summer.
ˈseaweed noun
plants growing in the sea. The beach was covered with seaweed.
ˈseaworthy adjective
(negative unseaworthy) (of a ship) suitably built and in good enough condition to sail at sea.
ˈseaworthiness noun
at sea
1. on a ship and away from land. He has been at sea for four months.
2. puzzled or bewildered. Can I help you? You seem all at sea.
go to sea
to become a sailor. He wants to go to sea.
put to sea
to leave the land or a port. They planned to put to sea the next day.

seaweed

طُحْلُبٌ بَحْرِيّ mořské řasy tang Seetang φύκι alga marina merilevä algue alge alga marina 海藻 해초 zeewier tang og tare wodorost alga marinha морская водоросль tång สาหร่ายทะเล yosun tảo biển 海藻
References in classic literature ?
It was equally impossible to pull up the seaweed, or to force my hand through it.
Our drink consisted of pure water, to which the Captain added some drops of a fermented liquor, extracted by the Kamschatcha method from a seaweed known under the name of Rhodomenia palmata.
He saw the sandy bottom covered with shells, a rock with tentacles of seaweed floating from it, several huge crabs, a multitude of small fishes.
A little girl with her ragged skirt full of slimy seaweed began to sob despairingly, lugging her soaked burden close to the man who carried the light.
One day, however, as he was lying half asleep in the warm water somewhere off the Island of Juan Fernandez, he felt faint and lazy all over, just as human people do when the spring is in their legs, and he remembered the good firm beaches of Novastoshnah seven thousand miles away, the games his companions played, the smell of the seaweed, the seal roar, and the fighting.
By the lord, Flask, I had no sooner said that, than he turned round his stern to me, bent over, and dragging up a lot of seaweed he had for a clout --what do you think, I saw?
And very soon the parrot saw them again, coming up behind, dragging the onions through the waves in big nets made of seaweed.
Also, we found several kinds of seaweed that were good to eat.
Her final employment was to gather seaweed of various kinds, and make herself a scarf or mantle, and a head-dress, and thus assume the aspect of a little mermaid.
Their next business is from herbs, minerals, gums, oils, shells, salts, juices, seaweed, excrements, barks of trees, serpents, toads, frogs, spiders, dead men's flesh and bones, birds, beasts, and fishes, to form a composition, for smell and taste, the most abominable, nauseous, and detestable, they can possibly contrive, which the stomach immediately rejects with loathing, and this they call a vomit; or else, from the same store-house, with some other poisonous additions, they command us to take in at the orifice above or below (just as the physician then happens to be disposed) a medicine equally annoying and disgustful to the bowels; which, relaxing the belly, drives down all before it; and this they call a purge, or a clyster.
It was in this costume, and bringing back to Jacopo the shirt and trousers he had lent him, that Edmond reappeared before the captain of the lugger, who had made him tell his story over and over again before he could believe him, or recognize in the neat and trim sailor the man with thick and matted beard, hair tangled with seaweed, and body soaking in seabrine, whom he had picked up naked and nearly drowned.
Her countenance, a natural carnation slightly embrowned by the season, had deepened its tinge with the beating of the rain-drops; and her hair, which the pressure of the cows' flanks had, as usual, caused to tumble down from its fastenings and stray beyond the curtain of her calico bonnet, was made clammy by the moisture, till it hardly was better than seaweed.