noun Le·man·ea \ləˈmanēə\

Definition of Lemanea

  1. :  a genus of dull gray or greenish red algae (order Nemalionales) whose filaments form solid or hollow cylinders in tufts in swift waters

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Origin and Etymology of lemanea

New Latin, from M. Leman, 18th century French botanist

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