plural -s
: lime-producing red seaweeds principally of the genus Lithothamnion used especially in France to reduce acidity of the soil

Word History


French maërl, maërle, from Breton merl, maërl marl, maerl, from Middle French marle marl

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“Maerl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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