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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOUGWAAR, Bogwar, n. A kind of seaweed, distinguished by small bags or bladders on the fronds. Fucus vesiculosus. Also bogwar (Cai. 1914 T.S.D.C. I.). [′bʌugwa:ɹ, ′bɔg′wa(:)ɹ]Cai.1 c.1920:
Bougwaar, kind of seaweed, bladder-wrack.

[See etym. note to Bogi and Boug.]

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