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

  • n. A bloom of dinoflagellates that causes reddish discoloration of coastal ocean waters. Certain dinoflagellates of the genus Gonyamlax produce toxins that kill fish and contaminate shellfish.

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  • n. an algal bloom of sufficient quantity to cause discoloration (often red) in a body of water; red tides can potentially cause irritation or death to exposed creatures

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. seawater that is discolored by large numbers of certain dinoflagellates that produce saxitoxin

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from red and tide (Wiktionary)

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