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- proper n. A taxonomic division within the kingdom Plantae — the green algae.
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- n. large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants
From Ancient Greek χλωρός (khlōros, "pale green") + φυτόν (phuton, "plant") (Wiktionary)