maerl

noun \ˈmer(ə)l, mäˈer-\

Definition of maerl

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of maerl

French maërl, maërle, from Breton merl, maërl marl, maerl, from Middle French marle marl — more at marl


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