: a genus of brown algae (family Fucaceae) distinguished by clavate, compressed, or somewhat inflated branchlets scattered along the axis and constituting with Fucus the bladder-bearing rockweeds of the northern Atlantic coast of which some species are used in the kelp industry

Word History


New Latin, from asc- + -phyllum

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“Ascophyllum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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