Wrack (?), n.

A thin, flying cloud; a rack.


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Wrack, v. t.

To rack; to torment.



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Wrack, n. [OE. wrak wreck. See Wreck.]


Wreck; ruin; destruction.

[Obs.] Chaucer.
"A world devote to universal wrack."


used now mainly in the phrase wrack and ruin


Any marine vegetation cast up on the shore, especially plants of the genera Fucus, Laminaria, and Zostera, which are most abundant on northern shores.

3. Bot.

Coarse seaweed of any kind.

Wrack grass, or Grass wrack Bot., eelgrass.


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Wrack, v. t.

To wreck.




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