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rock·weed

 (rŏk′wēd′)
n.
Any of various brown algae of the order Fucales growing chiefly on rocks in coastal areas, such as bladder wrack or Ascophyllum nodosum.

rockweed

(ˈrɒkˌwiːd)
n
(Plants) any of various seaweeds that grow on rocks exposed at low tide

rock•weed

(ˈrɒkˌwid)

n.
any of several coarse brown seaweeds, commonly of the genus Fucus, that grow on sea-washed rocks.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rockweed - coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tiderockweed - coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
family Fucaceae, Fucaceae - small family of brown algae: gulfweeds; rockweeds
fucus - any member of the genus Fucus
black rockweed, bladder fucus, Fucus vesiculosus, bladderwrack, tang - a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
Ascophyllum nodosum, bladderwrack - similar to and found with black rockweed
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Live rockweed (Ascophyllum) used as a shipping medium for the live transport of marine baitworms from Maine.
As Seeley watched, the skiffs fanned out along the shoreline, and the pilot of each boat lifted a strange metal rake fitted with a cutting blade, reached out over the side, and filled his boat with rockweed, the dominant seaweed of the North Atlantic intertidal zone.
The area is covered with limestone outcroppings that are interspersed with rockweed.
Rockweed, a specialist in fit-outs for restaurants and shops launched from its stall its Darna brand of products including LED lamps, sensor trash bins and fancy clocks.
Rockweed, a specialist in fit-outs for restaurants and shops, launched from its stall its Darna brand of products including LED lamps, sensor trash bins and fancy clocks.
Rockweed, a specialist in fitouts for restaurants and shops launched from its stall its Darna brand of products including LED lamps, sensor trash bins and fancy clocks.
Unidentified clinid O Pholidaide Apodichthys flavidus Penpoint Gunnel R Xererpes fucorum Rockweed Gunnel R Pholis ornata Saddleback Gunnel R Ammodytidae Ammodytes hexapterus Pacific Sand Lance R Gobiidae Lepidogobius lepidus Bay Goby O Gobiidae spp.
2008) failed to find a relationship between duckling abundance and rockweed Ascophyllum nodosum beds known to support periwinkles and gammarids.
pound unsalted butter, melted2 to 3 pounds Maine Rockweed (seaweed or fresh spinach)1 egg in shell
It's been a real ongoing problem here in Maine where people wanting to go organic have stripped the rocks of rockweed, thus creating a potential ecological disaster.
435) Specifically, Fucus gardneri populations (a perennial brown seaweed known as rockweed or popweed that dominates the intertidal) continue to be unstable as a result of the spill and more recent natural events.
When the children and George were young, we picnicked beneath the bluffs afterward raking rockweed off the surface of tidal pools, hunting treasure: Irish moss and limpets, crabs and moon snails.

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