sargassum sargassum

Definition(s):

  • (n) brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea

Usage(s):

  1. The masses and banks of sargassum weed impeded Columbus for a fortnight on his first voyage to the New World (September, 1492).
  2. In three searches, they had not found the "plains and meadows" of sargassum weed commonly reported as forming the Sargasso Sea (PTI, July 20) east of the West Indies.

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