Porphyra

noun
Por·​phy·​ra | \ ˈpȯ(r)fərə \

Definition of Porphyra

: a genus of red algae (family Bangiaceae) with thin gelatinous red or purple fronds furnishing the edible red laver

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History and Etymology for Porphyra

New Latin, from Greek, purple fish, purple

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“Porphyra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Porphyra. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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