Complete Definition of "sea sawdust"

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Etymology
Coined by sailors on w:James Cook|Captain James Cook's 1768-71 voyage (his first voyage) to the south seas and Australia.

Noun
en-noun|-|sg=sea sawdust

  1. Marine blue-green algae (cyanobacteria, actually brown coloured) of the family Trichodesmium.

#: 1770: The seamen who are now convinc'd that it was not as they had thought the spawn of fish began to call it Sea sawdust, a name certainly not ill adapted to its appearance. — The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks at Project Gutenberg Australia

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