2: a mass of floating vegetation and especially sargassums
Examples of sargasso in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebLike the rest of the Caribbean, Tulum sometimes suffers from the scourge of sargasso seaweed.
Jamie Ditaranto, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2021
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borrowed from Portuguese sargaço, apparently the same word as sargaço, sargaça "the flowering plant Halimium lasianthum, related to the rockrose," of uncertain origin
Traced by Coromines (Diccionario crítico etimológico castellano e hispánico) along with Spanish jaguarzo to a putative Mozarabic *xaugaçro, going back to Latin salicastrum, a plant of uncertain identity named by Pliny.