oarweed


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oarweed

(ˈɔːˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) any of various brown seaweeds, esp a kelp of the genus Laminaria, with long broad fronds, common below the low-water mark
[from earlier oreweed, from wore, from Old English wār seaweed + weed1]
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There are a number of types considered edible, including dulse, sea lettuce and oarweed, each with its own distinct flavour, like the different taste qualities of grapes in wine.
The Sea-Tree stood in a world of other sea-growth, from the vast tracts of bladderwrack to the sea-tangles, tangleweeds, oarweeds, seagirdles, horsetail kelps, devil's aprons and mermaid's wineglasses.
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