Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

golden–brown alga

noun

Definition of golden–brown alga

  1. :  any of a division (Chrysophyta) of marine and freshwater algae (as diatoms) containing yellowish-green to golden-brown pigments that obscure the chlorophyll —called also chrysophyte, golden alga



Circa 1957

First Known Use of golden–brown alga

circa 1957


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up golden–brown alga? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ