Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small genus of florideous algæ giving name to the suborder Porphyreæ.
  • noun [lowercase] In medicine, same as purpura.

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  • noun a genus of protoctist

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She's featuring the type of sea algae called Nori or porphyra in her post on Step-by-Step Sushi Rolling.

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  • She's featuring the type of sea algae called Nori or porphyra in her post on Step-by-Step Sushi Rolling.

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  • The substance, is, in fact, an excretion of the porphyra and the ceryx; for it is deposited by the ceryx as well.

    The History of Animals

  • Such are the phenomena connected with the porphyra or murex.

    The History of Animals

  • But none of these structures has any open passage, and the porphyra does not grow out of them, but these and all other testaceans grow out of mud and decaying matter.

    The History of Animals

  • By Pliny it is called Pelogia, in Greek [Greek: porphyra]; and

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • Most of the etymologies, which are couched in suitably simplified syntax, are accurate, but a few misspellings here and there ( "Romney" for Romany, p. 18; "pupura" for purpura, from porphyra, p. 24; "muscalus" for musculus, p. 33) mar the work.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 4

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