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2008-07-29 15:00:42

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A SPECIES of Japanese seaweed which threatens the health of our seas has been discovered off the west coast of Scotland for the first time. The alien species, Heterosiphonia japonica, was found in May by Dr Colin Moore, of the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology at Heriot-Watt University. He was diving off the island of Oronsay at the mouth of Loch Sunart between the Ardnamurchan and Morvern peninsulas when he found the species which forms...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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