Share this entry

Share this page

blue-green algae

Syllabification: blue-green al·gae

Definition of blue-green algae in English:

plural noun

Another term for Cyanobacteria.
Example sentences
  • Then there are bacteria and blue-green algae, which differ structurally from higher organisms far more than plants differ from animals.
  • In fact, African flamingos get their pink color from eating a diet super-rich in the pinkish blue-green algae, spirulina.
  • My blood cells are a lot more like a cell from spirulina blue-green algae than they are like a flame, or a light bulb, or a sun.

Definition of blue-green algae in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day apathetic
Pronunciation: ˌapəˈTHedik
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern