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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oogonium  \O`["o]*go"ni*um\,  n.;  pl  L.  {O["o]gonia},  E. 
  {O["o]goniums}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  w,'o`n  an  egg  +  ?  offspring.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  special  cell  in  certain  cryptogamous  plants  containing 
  o["o]spheres,  as  in  the  rockweeds  ({Fucus}),  and  the  orders 
  {Vaucherie[ae]}  and  {Peronospore[ae]}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fucus  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fucus 
  n  :  any  member  of  the  genus  Fucus 




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