bladder wrack n.
Any of certain rockweeds, especially the widely distributed Fucus vesiculosus, having forked, brownish-green branches with gas-filled bladders.

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  • bladderwrack — ladderwrack n. 1. similar to and found with black rockweed. Syn: Ascophyllum nodosum. [WordNet 1.5] 2. common black rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure. Syn: black rockweed, bladder fucus, tang, Fucus vesiculosus. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bladderwrack — noun Fucus vesiculosus, a seaweed in which iodine was first discovered …   Wiktionary

  • bladderwrack — n. brown seaweed with strap like divided leaves that contain air bladders …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bladderwrack — noun a common brown shoreline seaweed with tough strap like fronds containing air bladders that give buoyancy. [Fucus vesiculosus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bladderwrack — /ˈblædəræk/ (say bladuhrak) noun a branched brown seaweed of the Northern Hemisphere, Fucus vesiculosus, bearing air bladders; found attached to rocks in the intertidal zone …   Australian English dictionary

  • bladderwrack — n. a common brown seaweed, Fucus vesiculosus, with fronds containing air bladders which give buoyancy to the plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • rockweed — noun coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide • Hypernyms: ↑brown algae • Hyponyms: ↑fucus, ↑bladderwrack, ↑black rockweed, ↑bladder fucus, ↑tang, ↑Fucus vesiculosus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Fucus vesiculosus — Scientific classification Kingdom: Chromalveolata Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • Fucus — Taxobox name = Fucus image width = 250px image caption = Fucus serratus domain = Eukaryota regnum = Chromalveolata phylum = Heterokontophyta classis = Phaeophyceae ordo = Fucales familia = Fucaceae genus = Fucus genus authority = L. subdivision… …   Wikipedia

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