nounpl. fuci or fucuses
- 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 Classical Latin rock lichen; also, red or purple paint obtained from it ; from Classical Greek phykos, rock lichen, rouge ; from Semitic 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 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”).