golden-brown algae

[gohl-duh n broun]


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.

Nearby words

  1. golden valley,
  2. golden warbler,
  3. golden wattle,
  4. golden wedding,
  5. golden years,
  6. golden-crowned kinglet,
  7. goldeneye,
  8. goldenhar's syndrome,
  9. goldenly,
  10. goldenrod

Origin of golden-brown algae

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