gulf weed


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gulf·weed

also gulf weed  (gŭlf′wēd′)
n.
Any of several brownish seaweeds of the genus Sargassum having rounded air bladders and often forming dense, floating masses in the Atlantic Ocean. Also called sargasso, sargassum.

[After the Gulf ofMexico.]
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