brown algae

Definitions of brown algae
  1. noun
    algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
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    kelp
    large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds
    fucoid, fucoid algae
    any of various algae of the family Fucaceae
    rockweed
    coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide
    Fucus serratus, serrated wrack, tang
    brown algae seaweed with serrated edges
    Sargassum bacciferum, gulfweed, sargasso, sargassum
    brown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea
    sea tangle, tang
    any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
    fucus
    any member of the genus Fucus
    Fucus vesiculosus, black rockweed, bladder fucus, bladderwrack, tang
    a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
    Ascophyllum nodosum, bladderwrack
    similar to and found with black rockweed
    type of:
    alga, algae
    primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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