yellow-green alga


plural yellow-green algae also yellow-green algas
: any of a class (Xanthophyceae of the division Chrysophyta) of algae with the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment

Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yellow-green alga was in 1930

Dictionary Entries Near yellow-green alga

Cite this Entry

“Yellow-green alga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!