pl. 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
Any of various brown algae of the genus Fucus, which includes many of the rockweeds.
Origin of fucusLatin f&umacron;cus, seaweed, orchil, from Greek ph&umacron;kos.
(plural fuci or fucuses)
- Any alga of the genus Fucus.
From Latin fūcus, from Ancient Greek φῦκος (phukos).
Ancient Greek φῦκος (phŷkos, “seaweed”).