fucus etymology

English word fucus comes from Ancient Greek φῦκος

Detailed word origin of fucus

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
φῦκος Ancient Greek (grc)
fucus Latin (lat) Male bee, drone (as cosmetic) rouge. (for woolen goods) red dye. (poetic) bee glue, propolis. Orchil, seaweed. Pretence, disguise, sham.
fucus English (eng) Any alga of the genus Fucus.

Words with the same origin as fucus

Descendants of φῦκος
ach ache apian apiary fucate fucivore fucoid lovage phyco-