from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a large group of chiefly marine algae of the division Phaeophyta, including the rockweeds and the kelps, having brown and yellow pigments that mask the chlorophyll.

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  • n. Any of many seaweeds of the class Phaeophyceae


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