Meaning of oarweed in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɔːwiːd/


mass noun
  • A large brown kelp with a long hard stalk and a large oar-shaped frond divided into ribbon-like strips, growing on rocky shores.

    Also called tangle

    Genus Laminaria, class Phaeophyceae, in particular L. digitata

    ‘An entirely natural extract, it is based on seaweed or tangle (oarweed), widely available around Scotland's shores and islands.’
    • ‘Closely related species in the Atlantic may be referred to as oarweed or more loosely as kelp or wrack.’