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Word of the day
for August 24
sargasso n
  1. A brown alga, of the genus Sargassum, that forms large, floating masses.
  2. (figuratively) A confused, tangled mass or situation.
  3. (biology, oceanography) A part of an ocean or sea characterized by floating masses of sargassos, like the Sargasso Sea.

  The Dominican-born author Jean Rhys, who wrote the novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), was born on this day 130 years ago in 1890.

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