Definition of oarweed in English:

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oarweed

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːwiːd/

noun

[mass noun]
A large brown kelp with a long hard stalk and a large oar-shaped frond divided into ribbon-like strips, growing on rocky shores. Also called tangle2.
  • Genus Laminaria, class Phaeophyceae, in particular L. digitata.
Example sentences
  • 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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