Laurencia

noun
Lau·​ren·​cia | \ lȯˈren(t)sēə, -nchə \

Definition of Laurencia

: a genus of mostly flattened leathery red algae (family Rhodomelaceae) — see pepper dulse

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!

History and Etymology for Laurencia

New Latin, from M. de la Laurencie, 19th century French naturalist + New Latin -ia

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Laurencia

Statistics for Laurencia

Cite this Entry

“Laurencia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laurencia. Accessed 15 December 2019.

Comments on Laurencia

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

WORD OF THE DAY

delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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!