varec

noun var·ec \ˈvaˌrek\
variants: less commonly

varech

\ˈvaˌrek\

Definition of varec

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  seaweed

  2. 2 :  the calcined ashes of coarse seaweeds used for the manufacture of iodine, potash, and formerly soda :  kelp 2

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Origin and Etymology of varec

French, from Anglo-French warec wreck, seaweed — more at wreck


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