golden-brown alga


gold·​en-brown alga ˈgōl-dən-ˈbrau̇n- How to pronounce golden-brown alga (audio)
variants or golden alga
plural golden-brown algae or golden algae also golden-brown algas or golden algas
: any of a division (Chrysophyta) of marine and freshwater algae (such as diatoms) containing yellowish-green to golden-brown pigments that obscure the chlorophyll

called also chrysophyte

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of golden-brown alga was circa 1957

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“Golden-brown alga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

golden-brown alga

: any of a group of algae (as diatoms) that are yellowish green to golden brown in color
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