1. also BLIBBARS: strips of soft or slimy stuff; generally used of seaweed on rocks at ebb tide ...Bk1824 Sc.
2. large shreds of greens or cabbage put into broth ...Bk1887 Sc.
of unknown origin;
possibly from blib (n. a weak, watery portion) + ribbons
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1824 - BLIBBANS. - Ribbons of any kind of slimy matter
From: The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia, or, The Original, Antiquated, and Natural Curiosities of the South of Scotland
- John Mactaggart