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green algae

plural noun
any grass-green, chiefly freshwater algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, often growing on wet rocks, damp wood, or on the surface of stagnant water.
Origin of green algae
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The answer is tiny organisms known as cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae.
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British Dictionary definitions for green algae

green algae

plural noun
the algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, which possess the green pigment chlorophyll. The group includes sea lettuce and spirogyra
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