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sargasso

Syllabification: sar·gas·so
Pronunciation: /särˈɡasō
 
/
(also sargasso weed)

Definition of sargasso in English:

noun

Another term for sargassum.
Example sentences
  • Fishing produced little to eat; the only life seemed to be sea turtles, an occasional whale, and the Sargasso weed itself.

Origin

late 16th century: from Portuguese sargaço, of unknown origin.

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