Desmarestia

noun
Des·ma·res·tia | \ ˌdeməˈrestēə , ˌdām- , -sch(ē)ə \

Definition of Desmarestia 

: a genus of small feathery and usually lithophytic brown algae (order Desmarestiales) that occur commonly in colder seas of both hemispheres especially on rocky shores

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Other words from Desmarestia

desmarestiaceous \¦⸗⸗¦⸗tē¦āshəs, -chē¦- \ adjective

History and Etymology for Desmarestia

New Latin, from A. G. Desmarest †1838 French naturalist + New Latin -ia

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Desmarestia

Share Desmarestia

Statistics for Desmarestia

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Desmarestia

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

WORD OF THE DAY

alleviating pain or harshness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!