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Any of various brown algae of the genus Fucus, which includes many of the rockweeds.

[Latin fūcus, seaweed, orchil, from Greek phūkos.]


n, pl -ci (-saɪ) or -cuses
(Plants) any seaweed of the genus Fucus, common in the intertidal regions of many shores and typically having greenish-brown slimy fronds. See also wrack22
[C16: from Latin: rock lichen, from Greek phukos seaweed, dye, of Semitic origin]


(ˈfyu kəs)

n., pl. -ci (-sī), -cus•es.
any olive-brown seaweed of the genus Fucus, having branching fronds and often air bladders.
[1710–20; < New Latin; Latin fūcus seaweed, dye, orchil < Greek phŷkos]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fucus - any member of the genus Fucusfucus - any member of the genus Fucus  
rockweed - coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide
genus Fucus - type genus of the family Fucaceae: cartilaginous brown algae
References in classic literature ?
Here is a preserve of sea-cucumber, which a Malay would declare to be unrivalled in the world; here is a cream, of which the milk has been furnished by the cetacea, and the sugar by the great fucus of the North Sea; and, lastly, permit me to offer you some preserve of anemones, which is equal to that of the most delicious fruits.
In Chiloe, where the kelp does not thrive very well, the numerous shells, corallines, and crustacea are absent; but there yet remain a few of the Flustraceae, and some compound Ascidiae; the latter, however, are of different species from those in Tierra del Fuego: we see here the fucus possessing a wider range than the animals which use it as an abode.
Estuarine plant such as Fucus ceranoides are exposed to Cu intermittently by tidal cycles.
Tambien en la segunda y tercera acepciones del termino recurre a los latinos fucus pigmentum y ornatus.
fucoid: resembling or related to seaweeds of the genus Fucus
com)-- Rejenavite, LLC has published a new study from the University of Tasmania Faculty of Health demonstrating oral intake of fucoidan sourced from the Fucus vesiculosus species of seaweed significantly reduced symptoms of inflammatory bowel (IBS) in animal models.
1], which varied from 5 to 25% (Devi, Suganthy, Kesika, & Pandian, 2008) and those of Ascophyllum nodosum, Laminaria hyperborea, Pelvetia canaliculata, Fucus vesiculosus and F.
Ecology of Fucus vesiculosus (Phaeophyceae) at its southern distributional limit: growth and production of early developmental stages.
Toma infusiones y semillas que ayuden a regularlo, como las semillas de lino, el fucus o la cascara sagrada.
Fucus is the second most abundant seaweed on seashore of Karachi.
Fucoidan from several species of brown algae have been isolated and that from Fucus vesiculosus has been available commercially for decades.