golden-brown algae

[ gohl-duhn broun ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby golden-brown algae Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023