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Varec

Varec \Var"ec\, n. [F. varech; of Teutonic origin. See Wrack seaweed, wreck.] The calcined ashes of any coarse seaweed used for the manufacture of soda and iodine; also, the seaweed itself; fucus; wrack.

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varec

n. 1 The calcined ashes of any coarse seaweed used for the manufacture of soda and iodine. 2 The seaweed itself; fucus; wrack.