Definition of badderlocks in English:


Line breaks: bad¦der|locks
Pronunciation: /ˈbadəlɒks
(also dabberlocks)


chiefly Scottish
  • An edible seaweed with a long greenish frond and prominent midrib, occurring in northern Europe.
    • Alaria esculenta, class Phaeophyceae
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    • Barnacle and small mussels cover much of the rock with kelps such as dabberlocks on the lower shore.
    • The fronds of dabberlocks are often eroded by the savage battering they take from storms.
    • He asserts that the western ebru technique using badderlocks and soluble pigments does not achieve the same aesthetic quality and diversity of the traditional method.


late 18th century: perhaps from Balderlocks, based on the name of the god Balder.

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