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algae definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves [syn: alga, algae]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Alga Al"ga, n.; pl. Alg[ae]. [L., seaweed.] (Bot.) A kind of seaweed; pl. the class of cellular cryptogamic plants which includes the black, red, and green seaweeds, as kelp, dulse, sea lettuce, also marine and fresh water conferv[ae], etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cryptogamia Cryp`to*ga"mi*a (kr?p`t?-g?"m?-?), n.; pl. Cryptogami[ae] (-?). [NL., fr. Gr. krypto`s hidden, secret + ga`mos marriage.] (Bot.) The series or division of flowerless plants, or those never having true stamens and pistils, but propagated by spores of various kinds. Note: The subdivisions have been variously arranged. The following arrangement recognizes four classes: -- I. {Pteridophyta, or Vascular Acrogens..html">Pteridophyta.html">{Pteridophyta, or Vascular Acrogens. These include Ferns, Equiseta or Scouring rushes, Lycopodiace[ae] or Club mosses, Selaginelle[ae], and several other smaller orders. Here belonged also the extinct coal plants called Lepidodendron, Sigillaria, and Calamites. II. {Bryophita, or Cellular Acrogens.html">Bryophita.html">{Bryophita, or Cellular Acrogens. These include Musci, or Mosses, Hepatic[ae], or Scale mosses and Liverworts, and possibly Charace[ae], the Stoneworts. III. {Alg[ae].html">Alg[ae].html">{Alg[ae], which are divided into Floride[ae], the Red Seaweeds, and the orders Dictyote[ae], O["o]spore[ae], Zo["o]spore[ae], Conjugat[ae], Diatomace[ae], and Cryptophyce[ae]. IV. {Fungi.html">Fungi.html">{Fungi. The molds, mildews, mushrooms, puffballs, etc., which are variously grouped into several subclasses and many orders. The Lichenes or Lichens are now considered to be of a mixed nature, each plant partly a Fungus and partly an Alga.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Algae is a type of plant with no stems or leaves that grows in water or on damp surfaces. N-UNCOUNT-COLL

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Ectocarpales, Iceland moss, Irish moss, Phaeophyceae, autophyte, bean, bracken, brown algae, climber, conferva, confervoid, creeper, diatom, dulse, fern, fruits and vegetables, fucoid, fucus, fungi, fungus, grapevine, green algae, gulfweed, herb, heterophyte, ivy, kelp, legume, lentil, liana, lichen, liverwort, mold, molds, moss, mushroom, parasite, parasitic plant, pea, perthophyte, phytoplankton, plankton, planktonic algae, plant families, pond scum, puffball, pulse, red algae, reindeer moss, rockweed, rust, saprophyte, sargasso, sargassum, scum, sea lentil, sea moss, sea wrack, seaweed, smut, succulent, thallogens, toadstool, vetch, vine, wort, wrack



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