1. algae

noun. ['ˈældʒi'] primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.


  • cryptophyte
  • cryptomonad
  • seaweed
  • chlorella
  • euglenoid
  • euglenophyte
  • golden algae
  • alga
  • diatom
  • protoctist
  • chlorophyte
  • red algae
  • yellow-green algae
  • confervoid algae
  • green algae
  • euglenid

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Rhymes with Algae

  • algy

How do you pronounce algae?

Pronounce algae as ˈælʤi.

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Sentences with algae

1. Noun, singular or mass
Swimmers will not be harmed by the presence of black algae in a swimming pool.

2. Adjective
You can add algae-growing leaves from a pond or stream, or algae tablets from the pet supply store.

3. Adverb
While young opaleye perch are carnivorous, when mature these fish are vegetarians and eat only algae.

Quotes about algae

1. I'm a Midwesterner, and everyone in Ohio is excited. I'm also a New Yorker, and a New Jerseyan, and an American, plus I'm an African-American, and a woman. I know it seems like I'm spreading like algae when I put it this way, but I'd like to think of the prize being distributed to these regions and nations and races.
- Toni Morrison