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sargassum

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sargassum

noun sar·gas·sum \sär-ˈga-səm\

Definition of SARGASSUM

:  any of a genus (Sargassum) of brown algae that have a branching thallus with lateral outgrowths differentiated as leafy segments, air bladders, or spore-bearing structures :  gulfweed

Origin of SARGASSUM

New Latin, genus name, from International Scientific Vocabulary sargasso
First Known Use: circa 1890

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