Ptilota

noun

Pti·​lo·​ta
-ōtə
: a genus of marine red algae (family Ceramiaceae) having flat feathery fronds

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek, feminine singular of ptilōtos winged, feathered, from ptilon feather

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“Ptilota.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ptilota. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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