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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fucoid  \Fu"coid\,  a.  [Fucus  +  -oid.]  (Bot.) 
  a  Properly,  belonging  to  an  order  of  alga:  ({Fucoide[ae]}) 
  which  are  blackish  in  color,  and  produce  o["o]spores 
  which  are  not  fertilized  until  they  have  escaped  from  the 
  conceptacle.  The  common  rockweeds  and  the  gulfweed 
  ({Sargassum})  are  fucoid  in  character. 
  b  In  a  vague  sense  resembling  seaweeds,  or  of  the  nature 
  of  seaweeds. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fucoid  \Fu"coid\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  plant,  whether  recent  or  fossil,  which  resembles  a  seaweed. 
  See  {Fucoid},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fucoid 
  n  1:  a  fossilized  cast  or  impression  of  algae  of  the  order 
  Fucales 
  2:  any  of  various  algae  of  the  family  Fucaceae  [syn:  {fucoid 
  algae}] 




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