Meaning of golden-brown algae

gold'en-brown al'gae

Pronunciation: (gōl'dun broun"), [key]
  1. a group of mostly marine, motile algae of the phylum Chlorophyta, characterized by the presence of the pigments chlorophyll, carotene, and xanthophyll, which impart golden to yellow-brown colors.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.