golden-brown algae

[ gohl-duh n broun ]
/ ˈgoʊl dən ˌbraʊn /


a group of mostly marine, motile algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, characterized by the presence of the pigments chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll, which impart golden to yellow-brown colors.

Origin of golden-brown algae

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019