florideae

Florideae

Flo*rid"e*[ae]\, n. pl. [NL., from L. flos, floris, a flower.] (Bot.) A subclass of alg[ae] including all the red or purplish seaweeds; the Rhodosperme[ae] of many authors; -- so called from the rosy or florid color of most of the species.
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