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

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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

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“Desmarestia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Desmarestia. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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