from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to the genus Laminaria; specifically, noting that belt or zone of marine life which extends from low-water mark to a depth of forty to ninety feet, and which in British seas is characterized by the presence of Laminariaceæ, as well as by that of starfishes, the common sea-urchin, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to seaweeds of the genus Laminaria, or to that zone of the sea (from two to ten fathoms in depth) where the seaweeds of this genus grow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Relating to
seaweedsof the genus Laminaria, or to the depth zoneof the seain which they grow.
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Further, in a universal deluge, without special miracle vast numbers of even the salt water animals could not fail to be extirpated; in particular, almost all the molluscs of the littoral and laminarian zones.