Meaning of FUCUS in English



Pronunciation: ' fyü-k ə s

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin, seaweed, archil, dye obtained from archil, from Greek phykos

Date: 1591

1 obsolete : a face paint

2 [ New Latin, genus name, from L] : any of a genus ( Fucus ) of leathery marine brown algae of rocky intertidal zones that are a source of algin and have been used as fertilizer broadly : any of various brown algae ― compare ROCKWEED

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