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n. pl. sar·gas·sos
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[C16: from Portuguese sargaço, of unknown origin]
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1. any seaweed of the genus Sargassum, widely distributed in the warmer waters of the globe.sargasso.
[1900–05; < New Latin; see sargasso]
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|Noun||1.||sargasso - brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea|
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
genus Sargassum - a genus of protoctist
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