Definition of spirulina
: a microscopic filamentous aquatic cyanobacterium (genus Spirulina, especially S. platensis synonym Arthrospira platensis) that is sometimes cultivated for use as food especially as a dietary supplement
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Van Leeuwen's vegan flavors come in classic and exotic varieties, including a bright blue Planet Earth, made with almond, spirulina and matcha tea cake.
Van Leeuwen’s vegan flavors come in classic and exotic varieties, including a bright blue Planet Earth, made with almond, spirulina and matcha tea cake.
One World Cafe in Tuscany-Canterbury, Liquid Earth in Fells Point and Zia’s Cafe in Towson serve spirulina as a smoothie additive.
Wheatgrass powder, spirulina, and turmeric create the green, and blueberry juice is purple, ready-made.
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Origin and Etymology of spirulina
New Latin, from spirula small coil, diminutive of Latin spira coil
First Known Use: 1846See Words from the same year
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