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A seaweed of a large genus of brown algae having flat leathery fronds.
- ‘Species of Fucus are recorded almost world-wide.’
- ‘In 2005, it was announced that bacteria grown on Fucus have the ability to attack and kill the MRSA superbug.’
- ‘A professor of microbiology at the university discovered the bacteria earlier this year growing on fucus seaweed in the Firth of Forth.’
Early 17th century (denoting a cosmetic): from Latin, rock lichen, red dye, rouge, from Greek phukos seaweed, of Semitic origin.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.