Definition of oarweed in English:


Syllabification: oar·weed
Pronunciation: /ˈôrˌwēd


  • A large brown kelp with a long hard stalk and a large oar-shaped frond divided into ribbonlike strips, growing on rocky shores. Also called tangle2.
    • Genus Laminaria, class Phaeophyceae, in particular L. digitata
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    • An entirely natural extract, it is based on seaweed or tangle (oarweed), widely available around Scotland's shores and islands.
    • Closely related species in the Atlantic may be referred to as oarweed or more loosely as kelp or wrack.

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