vraic

noun \ˈvrāk\

Definition of vraic

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  seaweed found in the Channel islands where it is collected and burned for manure

  2. 2 :  the fertilizer obtained in the Channel islands by burning vraic

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Origin and Etymology of vraic

French dialect (Channel islands), alteration of French varec — more at varec


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