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A seaweed of a large genus of brown algae having flat leathery fronds.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Species of Fucus are recorded almost world-wide.’
Early 17th century (denoting a cosmetic): from Latin, ‘rock lichen, red dye, rouge’, from Greek phukos ‘seaweed’, of Semitic origin.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.