sea·​weed | \ ˈsē-ˌwēd How to pronounce seaweed (audio) \

Definition of seaweed

1 : a mass or growth of marine plants
2 : a plant growing in the sea especially : a marine alga (such as a kelp)

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Native Americans ate lobsters wrapped in seaweed and baked them over hot rocks. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lobster Fest indulges shellfish lovers for 3 days, while local restaurants feed the craving all year," 7 Aug. 2019 For one, the animals were grazing on seaweed and kelp that remained accessible along the shoreline—though these food sources are not particularly nutritious and can cause digestive distress in reindeer. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "More Than 200 Reindeer Starved to Death in Norway," 31 July 2019 Once a commercial fisherman, Smith champions ocean farming of seaweed and other sea vegetables, which are nutritious and locally grown. Carole Goldberg,, "Write Stuff: Luanne Rice kicks off CT Authors Trail," 3 July 2019 Arrange the marinated trout slices on plates, drizzle with the yuzu juice and garnish with the elderflowers, watercress leaves, seaweeds and fennel flowers. Michael Gardiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chef’s guidance in foraging leads the way to tasty culinary discoveries," 25 June 2019 In the dining room, a massive glass wall gives diners a view of fish, sea urchins, crabs, lobsters, seaweed and more, plus roaring waves typical of the area. Htv National Desk, Houston Chronicle, "Norway's underwater restaurant is finally open," 19 June 2019 Bento box with three veggie gyoza, chips and salsa, seaweed and a side of the day at the New Albany location. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "Where to find the best cheap lunch specials in the Louisville area," 10 June 2019 For example, the richest sources of the element iodine — essential for our thyroids to function — are fish, seaweed and shellfish. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "Rising Seas Swallowed Countless Archaeological Sites. Scientists Want Them Back," 20 May 2019 Feed potted fruit trees every two weeks from blossom time to mid-autumn with a high-potash feed such as liquid seaweed and keep them well watered. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "8 Fruit Trees You Can Grow Right on Your Porch," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of seaweed

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of seaweed

: a type of plant that grows in the sea


sea·​weed | \ ˈsē-ˌwēd How to pronounce seaweed (audio) \

Kids Definition of seaweed

: an alga (as a kelp) that grows in the sea

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