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sargasso (n.)

"seaweed," 1590s, from Portuguese sargasso "seaweed," perhaps from sarga, a type of grape (on this theory, the sea plant was so called from its berry-like air sacs), or from Latin sargus, a kind of fish found in the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic, from Greek sargos. Sargasso Sea attested from 1819.

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Definitions of sargasso from WordNet

sargasso (n.)
brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea;
Synonyms: gulfweed / sargassum / Sargassum bacciferum
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