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[New Latin Sargassum, genus name, from sargasso.]
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(Plants) any floating brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, such as gulfweed, of warm seas, having ribbon-like fronds containing air sacs
[C18: from New Latin; see sargasso]
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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.||sargassum - 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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