Definition of Sea moss

1. Noun. Sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding.

Exact synonyms: Bryozoan, Moss Animal, Polyzoan, Sea Mat
Generic synonyms: Invertebrate
Group relationships: Bryozoa, Phylum Bryozoa, Polyzoa



2. Noun. Any of various red algae having graceful rose to purple fronds (e.g. dulse or carrageen).
Generic synonyms: Red Algae

Definition of Sea moss

1. Noun. Any branched marine bryozoan resembling moss. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sea moss

1. Any branched marine bryozoan resembling moss. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Moss

sea lion
sea lions
sea loach
sea louse
sea mantis
sea mark
sea mat
sea maw
sea mew
sea mile
sea milkwort
sea monk
sea monks
sea monster
sea moss (current term)
sea mosses
sea mouse
sea mouth
sea mud
sea needle
sea needles
sea nettle
sea nymph
sea onion
sea orange
sea otter
sea otters
sea owl
sea pad

Literary usage of Sea moss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"sea moss "Irish moss" or "sea moss" Is a species of sea weed whose gelatinous qualities render it valuable as an article of food. ..."

2. Diet for the Sick: A Treatise on the Values of Foods, Their Application to by Mary Foote Henderson (1885)
"SEA-MOSS FARINE AND SEA Moss. An article was sold several years ago, ... sea moss is very nutritious, exceedingly digestible and wholesome, and can be used ..."

3. Vacation Days in Hawaii and Japan by Charles Maus Taylor (1898)
"... beach—Sharks—Surf boating—Gathering sea moss—Shopping in Honolulu—Japanese tailor—Fish market- Cricket grounds—" Hula Hula" dance. ..."

4. Vacation Days in Hawaii and Japan by Charles Maus Taylor (1898)
"... beach—Sharks—Surf boating—Gathering sea moss—Shopping in Honolulu—Japanese tailor—Fish market — Cricket grounds—" Hula Hula " dance. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1847)
"Among the people of Chiloe, this sea-moss occupies an important place in surgery. ... Sea-moss as n Bandage for Fractures.—Cochino is a small island, ..."

6. The Children's First [ -fourth] Reader by Ellen M. Cyr (1892)
"f eel' erg mouth ur' chins, waves, rocks pool sea' moss e§ fish' er man wad' ed Down in a little pool lived some starfish. The pool was in a large rock. ..."

7. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"Hawaiian—limu, sea-moss or sea- grass ; a general name of every kind of eatable herb that grows in the ... Marquesan—imu, a sea- moss, eaten by the natives. ..."

8. United States Compiled Statutes, Annotated, 1916: Embracing the Statutes of by United States, John Allan Mallory (1917)
"... and which is an entirely different article from sea moss, which is used for food and for medical purposes, and is not known commercially, as sea moss, ..."

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