green algae

Definitions of green algae
  1. noun
    algae that are clear green in color; often growing on wet ricks or damp wood or the surface of stagnant water
    synonyms: chlorophyte
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    laver, sea lettuce
    seaweed with edible translucent crinkly green fronds
    pond scum
    free-floating freshwater green algae
    spirogyra
    freshwater algae consisting of minute filaments containing spiral chlorophyll bands
    stonewort
    any of various submerged aquatic algae of the genus Chara having nodes with whorled filamentlike branches; usually encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits
    desmid
    freshwater green algae
    type of:
    alga, algae
    primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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