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Meaning of "vraic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VRAIC

vraic  [vreɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VRAIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vraic is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VRAIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vraic

Seaweed fertiliser

Seaweed fertiliser, also spelled seaweed fertilizer is seaweed that is collected and used as fertilizer. In the Channel Islands, such seaweed fertiliser is known as vraic in their dialects of Norman, a word that has also entered Channel Island English, the activity of collecting vraic being termed vraicking. In Scotland, it is used as fertiliser in lazybeds or feannagan. Falkland Islanders have also been nicknamed "Kelpers" from time to time, from collecting seaweed partly for this purpose. Several of the 12,000+ varieties of seaweed in the ocean have been shown to be valuable additions to the organic garden and can be abundantly available free for those living near the coast. However, caution should be observed when collecting seaweed, particularly from areas that are liable to pollution, such as downriver of industrial activities as seaweed is susceptible to contamination. There are also legal implications relating to gathering seaweed, and concerns about sustainability A perhaps less serious potential problem with seaweed is its salt content.

Definition of vraic in the English dictionary

The definition of vraic in the dictionary is a type of seaweed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VRAIC


brake
breɪk
break
breɪk
canebrake
ˈkeɪnˌbreɪk
corncrake
ˈkɔːnˌkreɪk
daybreak
ˈdeɪˌbreɪk
drake
dreɪk
handbrake
ˈhændˌbreɪk
heartbreak
ˈhɑːtˌbreɪk
jailbreak
ˈdʒeɪlˌbreɪk
make-or-break
ˌmeɪkəˈbreɪk
mandrake
ˈmændreɪk
mini-break
ˈmɪnɪbreɪk
newsbreak
ˈnjuːzbreɪk
outbreak
ˈaʊtˌbreɪk
rake
reɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VRAIC

voyeuristic
voyeuristically
Voysey
vozhd
Voznesensky
VP
VPL
VPN
VR
vraicker
vraicking
vraisemblance
VRI
Vries
vril
vroom
vrot
vrou
vrouw
vrystater

WORDS THAT END LIKE VRAIC

algebraic
apotropaic
Aramaic
archaic
choleraic
craic
deltaic
formulaic
Hebraic
Judaic
laic
mesaraic
Mithraic
mosaic
photomosaic
photovoltaic
prosaic
saic
voltaic
zebraic

Synonyms and antonyms of vraic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «vraic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VRAIC

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The translations of vraic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vraic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

vraic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vraic
570 millions of speakers

English

vraic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

vraic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

vraic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

vraic
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vraic
270 millions of speakers

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vraic
260 millions of speakers

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vraic
220 millions of speakers

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Vraic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vraic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

vraic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

vraic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vraic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vraic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

vraic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्हॅरिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vraic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vraic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

vraic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

vraic
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vraic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

vraic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vraic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vraic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vraic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vraic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VRAIC»

The term «vraic» is used very little and occupies the 188.608 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VRAIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vraic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VRAIC»

Discover the use of vraic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vraic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The History of Guernsey: With Occasional Notices of Jersey, ...
It is interesting to see the men in knots, where the vraic gives, sometimes forty to fifty of them in a few yards space, with their immense rakes, having a head between two and three feet long, teeth of fourteen inches, and a sapling or young elm ...
Jonathan Duncan, 1841
2
The Guernsey and Jersey Magazine
This marine herb is called in Normandy, as well as in the Channel Islands, varech or vraic, and, in Britanny, gouesmon and sarr. It is here used both as fuel and manure, and so highly are its agricultural qualities appreciated by the islanders, ...
‎1836
3
Barbet's Guide for the Island of Guernsey, etc. [With a map.]
Indeed, so essential an article is it deemed in the rural economy of the inhabitants, that “point de vraic, point de hautgard,"—“no sea weed, no corn stacks,” has passed into a proverb; and to the abundance of this herb in this neighbourhood is ...
Stephen BARBET, 1840
4
Tinsley's Magazine
Se.a-weed, called vraic, varecq, varech, or wrack, is one of the riches of the Channel Islands. Indeed Sark would be absolutely barren but for Herm vraic; and Guernsey and ]ersey would both be worth little more than the traditional old song if ...
Edmund Hodgson Yates, William Tinsley, William Croft, 1868
5
The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia, Comprehending ...
Experience has determined that the kilns for burning vraic should not exceed about 3 feet in width inside, nor more than 2 feet 6 inches high, but they may be of any convenient length ; usually they are about 18 feet. In some places holes are ...
Luke Hebert, 1836
6
The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopædia: Comprehending ...
Experience has determined that the kilns for burning vraic should not exceed about 3 feet in width inside, nor more than 2 feet o" inches high, but they may be of any convenient length ; usually they are about 18 feet. In some places holes are ...
Luke Hebert, 1846
7
The engineer's and mechanic's encyclopaedia
Experience has determined that the kilns for burning vraic should not exceed about 3 feet in width inside, nor more than 2 feet 6 inches high, but they may be of any convenient length ; usually they are about 18 feet. In some places holes are ...
‎1835
8
The Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, &c
quantities of sea-weed, the law establishes the mode of division amongst those who reside in these parishes. But the largest and most valuable supply of vraic is not obtained by the chance contribution of the tide ; but is taken from the rocks on  ...
Henry David Inglis, Matthew Scholefield, 1834
9
Mountain Passes of Sloveni: Wurzenpass, Vraic, Postojna ...
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General Books LLC, LLC Books, 2010
10
The Laws, Customs, and Privileges, and Their Administration, ...
Vraic, collecting of.— The right of the Royal Court to fix the time for collecting the Vraic was fully confirmed by the Royal Commissioners Gardiner and Hussey in 1607. " We doe therefore order, That the saide Bayliffe and Justices only, being in  ...
Abraham Jones Le Cras, 1839

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VRAIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vraic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Isle of Man and established expatriates are barred from the …
SIR – Potato farmers in Jersey once used seaweed known locally as vraic as a natural fertiliser. Contrary to popular belief, the EU has not banned its use. Vraic ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
2
Potato perfection! As the world's scrummiest spuds return to the …
'We still fertilise the potatoes with seaweed gathered off the beaches after autumn storms, called vraic,' he says. 'It hasn't changed.' On the other side of the ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
3
Des débats de l'ONU presque comme en vraiC'est quoi, les Mun ?
Une association étudiante organise le premier « Mun » bordelais, une simulation des débats aux Nations Unis. 60 pays sont représentés à la fac à partir ... «Sud Ouest, Feb 15»
4
Weekend break: Four foodie things to do on Jersey
In many cases, farmers still grow the potatoes traditionally and use Vraic, a fertiliser made from seaweed collected from Jersey's shores, to produce these waxy ... «Yahoo Lifestyle UK, May 14»
5
Denis Kilcommons: Jersey Royals the debate continues
Traditionally, growers used seaweed – known locally as vraic – as fertiliser but Francois le Maistre, from the Jersey Royal Potato Association told the BBC in ... «Huddersfield Examiner, May 14»
6
Gute Beinarbeit im Ärmelkanal
In der Sprache der Inselbewohner heißt es Vraic. In vielen Hecken entlang der Green Lanes oder vor den Bauernhäusern findet man Verkaufsstände oder ... «derStandard.at, Sep 13»
7
Marvel at the magic of the mysterious Channel Islands
Unless, that is, the unwary hiker stumbles upon Stinky Bay - so called on account of the large quantities of foul-smelling vraic (seaweed) that wash up there ... «NEWS.com.au, Aug 13»
8
Le "racisme anti-blanc", n'est "pas marginal mais minoritaire"
Ils sont 2 millions et les blancs 60 millions si on met 10 % de vraic co*s seulement pour racisme chaque, cela fait 200000 pour 6000000. La partie visible est ... «Le Nouvel Observateur, Sep 12»
9
Darling spuds of May: in praise of the Jersey Royal
The manure the animals provide, together with the use of vraic (seaweed gathered from the beach), is partly what gives the potatoes their special flavour. «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 11»
10
First Jersey Royal Potatoes appear in the shops
In the early days of the Jersey Royal export farmers used vraic, or seaweed, ... Mr le Maistre said that the use of vraic on Jersey Royal fields had started to die out ... «BBC News, Mar 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vraic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vraic>. Dec 2022 ».
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