- 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: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin rock lichen; also, red or purple paint obtained from it ; from Classical Greek phykos, rock lichen, rouge ; from Semitic as inch(es) Classical Hebrew (language) puch, cosmetic for the eyes
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Origin: Latin fūcus, seaweed, orchil, from Greek phūkos.