Synonyms of 'Algae'
blackfish weed (Australian)bladderwrackany of several seaweeds of the genera Fucus and Ascophyllum, esp F. vesiculosus, that grow in the intertidal regions of rocky shores and have branched brown fronds with air bladders brown algaeany algae of the phylum Phaeophyta, such as the wracks and kelps, which contain a brown pigment in addition to chlorophyll carrageen, carragheen, or carageenan edible red seaweed, Chondrus crispus, of North America and N Europe diatom any microscopic unicellular alga of the phylum Bacillariophyta, occurring in marine or fresh water singly or in colonies, each cell having a cell wall made of two halves and impregnated with silica.dinoflagellateany of a group of unicellular biflagellate aquatic organisms forming a constituent of plankton: now usually classified as a phylum of protoctists (Dinoflagellata) dulseany of several seaweeds, esp Rhodymenia palmata, that occur on rocks and have large red edible fronds euglenaany freshwater unicellular organism of the genus Euglena, moving by means of flagella and typically having holophytic nutrition. It has been variously regarded as an alga or a protozoan but is now usually classified as a protoctist (phylum Euglenophyta)fucoid or fucusany seaweed of the genus Fucus green algaethe algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, which possess the green pigment chlorophyll. The group includes sea lettuce and spirogyra gulfweedany brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, esp S. bacciferum, having air bladders and forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters, esp the Gulf Stream Iceland mossa lichen, Cetraria islandica, of arctic regions and N Europe, with brownish edible fronds Irish mossanother name for carrageenkelpany large brown seaweed, esp any in the order Laminariales laverany of several seaweeds of the genus Porphyra and related genera, with edible fronds: phylum Rhodophyta (red algae) lichenan organism that is formed by the symbiotic association of a fungus and an alga or cyanobacterium and occurs as crusty patches or bushy growths on tree trunks, bare ground, etc. Lichens are now classified as a phylum of fungi (Mycophycophyta) Neptune's necklace (Australian)oarweedany of various brown seaweeds, esp a kelp of the genus Laminaria, with long broad fronds, common below the low-water mark phytoplankton or planktonthe photosynthesizing organisms in plankton, mainly unicellular algae and cyanobacteria red algaethe numerous algae that constitute the phylum Rhodophyta, which contain a red pigment in addition to chlorophyll. The group includes carrageen, dulse, and laver reindeer mossany of various lichens of the genus Cladonia, esp C. rangiferina, which occur in arctic and subarctic regions, providing food for reindeer rockweedany of various seaweeds that grow on rocks exposed at low tide sargasso or sargassumany floating brown seaweed of the genus Sargassum, such as gulfweed, of warm seas, having ribbon-like fronds containing air sacs sea lettuceany of various green seaweeds of the genus Ulva, which have edible wavy translucent fronds sea tangleany of various brown seaweeds, esp any of the genus Laminaria seaweedany of numerous multicellular marine algae that grow on the seashore, in salt marshes, in brackish water, or submerged in the ocean sea wrackany of various seaweeds found on the shore, esp any of the larger species spirogyraany green freshwater multicellular alga of the genus Spirogyra, consisting of minute filaments containing spirally coiled chloroplastsstonewortany of various green algae of the genus Chara, which grow in brackish or fresh water and have jointed fronds encrusted with lime wrackcollapse or destruction (esp in the phrase wrack and ruin) ▷ See algae
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