Sargasso SeaSar·gas·so Sea
region of calms in the N Atlantic, northeast of the West Indies, noted for its abundance of sargassum
Origin of Sargasso SeaPortuguese sargaço: see sargassum
A part of the northern Atlantic Ocean between the West Indies and the Azores. The relatively calm sea is noted for the abundance of gulfweed floating on its surface.
- An elongated area in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by ocean currents.