HyperDic: alga

English > 1 sense of the word alga:
NOUNanimalalga, algaeprimitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
English > alga: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningPrimitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.
Synonymalgae
Narrowerbrown algaealgae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
chlorellaAny alga of the genus Chlorella
confervoid algaealgae resembling confervae especially in having branching filaments
cryptomonad, cryptophyteCommon in fresh and salt water appearing along the shore as algal blooms
diatomMicroscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica
euglenoid, euglenophyte, euglenidmarine and freshwater green or colorless flagellate organism
golden algaealgae having the pigments chlorophyll and carotene and xanthophyll
green algae, chlorophytealgae that are clear green in color
red algaemarine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment
seaweedplant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
yellow-green algaeAny alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
BroaderprotoctistAny of the unicellular protists
Spanishalga, algas
Catalanalga
Adjectivesalgalof or relating to alga
algoidof or resembling algae

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