varec

noun
var·​ec
variants: or less commonly varech \ ˈvaˌrek \
plural -s

Definition of varec

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

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History and Etymology for varec

French, from Anglo-French warec wreck, seaweed

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“Varec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/varec. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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