Fucus meaning

fyo͝okəs
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Any of various brown algae of the genus Fucus, which includes many of the rockweeds.
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Any of a genus (Fucus, order Fucales) of brown algae with a flattened and forking plant body that bears swollen bladders.
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Any alga of the genus Fucus.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Fucaceae — the brown alga.
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Origin of fucus

  • Latin fūcus seaweed, orchil from Greek phūkos

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin fūcus, from Ancient Greek φῦκος (phukos).

    From Wiktionary

  • Ancient Greek φῦκος (phŷkos, “seaweed”).

    From Wiktionary