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Vocabulary note entitled 'Sea weed', 14 February 1895

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/88

Scope and Contents

Vocabulary note written down by John Ewen MacRury, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula entitled 'Sea weed', listing twenty one types of seaweed; describing their physical characteristics such as 'Craigean a small plant like the wide spread palm of a baby'; in many cases noting the proportions of potash and carbonate of lime; uses for the sea weed and in one instance a story to 'throw some light on its [seaweed's] use in the Outer Hebrid[e]s in this century'. The seaweeds described are 'Feamuinn-Dearg, Langadal, Roc, Liathag, Bar-dearg, Bragaira, Smot, Carragain, Cirin, Gruagain, Craigean, Geiminn-dubh, Glearach, Buidheagach, Builcean, Builcean-Mor, Gropach, Screagag, Duluag, Slochdan [and] Feiminn-Chirinn'.


  • Creation: 14 February 1895

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This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 96r, line 1 to folio 101r, line 21

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Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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