Share this entry

Share this page

bladderwrack

Syllabification: blad·der·wrack
Pronunciation: /ˈbladərˌrak
 
/
(also bladder wrack)

Definition of bladderwrack in English:

noun

A common brown shoreline seaweed that has tough straplike fronds containing air bladders that give buoyancy.
  • Fucus vesiculosus, class Phaeophyceae
Example sentences
  • The patch impregnated with extracts of a sea algae called bladderwrack is not a diet but naturally reduces appetite, helping slimmers to lose weight gradually.
  • The doctor mentions a ‘botanical thyroid formula’ that she put her patient on, consisting of coleus, bladderwrack, guggul and so forth.
  • You can walk over rough slabs, cannon-ball boulders, limpets and bladderwrack to delight in the over-the-waves-views all the way to the white cliffs of Flamborough Head.

Words that rhyme with bladderwrack

sandaracSkagerrak

Definition of bladderwrack in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtenəbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure