nounpl. fu′ci· or fu′cuses
- a kind of paint for the face
- any paint or dye
- any of a genus (Fucus, order Fucales) of brown algae with a flattened and forking plant body that bears swollen bladders
Origin of fucusModern Latin from L, rock lichen; also, red or purple paint obtained from it from Classical Greek phykos, rock lichen, rouge from Sem, as in Classical Hebrew (language) puch, cosmetic for the eyes
Origin of fucusLatin fūcus seaweed, orchil from Greek phūkos
(plural fuci or fucuses)
- Any alga of the genus Fucus.
From Latin fūcus, from Ancient Greek φῦκος (phukos).
Ancient Greek φῦκος (phŷkos, “seaweed”).