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Meaning of FUCUS

Pronunciation:  'fyookus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any member of the genus Fucus
 

FUCUS is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: genus Fucus, rockweed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fu"cus\, n.; pl. {Fuci}. [L. rock lichen, orchil, used as
a red dye, red or purple color, disguise, deceit.]
1. A paint; a dye; also, false show. [Obs.]

2. (Bot.) A genus of tough, leathery seaweeds, usually of a
   dull brownish green color; rockweed.

Note: Formerly most marine alg? were called fuci.

 

 

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