plural noun
flo·​rid·​e·​ae | \ fləˈridēˌē \

Definition of florideae

1 : a subclass of Rhodophyceae comprising red algae that have the cells connected by evident cytoplasmic strands, growth restricted to apical cells, and the carpogonium borne terminally on a special branch — compare bangioideae
2 in some classifications : a group coextensive with Rhodophyceae

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floridean \ -​dēən \ adjective

History and Etymology for florideae

New Latin, from Latin floridus flowery + New Latin -eae

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“Florideae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/florideae. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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