red algae

Definitions of red algae
  1. noun
    marine algae in which the chlorophyll is masked by a red or purplish pigment; source of agar and carrageenan
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    sea moss
    any of various red algae having graceful rose to purple fronds (e.g. dulse or carrageen)
    Chondrus crispus, Irish moss, carageen, carrageen, carragheen
    dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America
    Rhodymenia palmata, dulse
    coarse edible red seaweed
    laver, red laver
    edible red seaweeds
    type of:
    alga, algae
    primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
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