plural nounchiefly Scottish
An edible seaweed with a long greenish frond and prominent midrib, occurring in northern Europe.
- Alaria esculenta, class Phaeophyceae.
- 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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