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algae

noun [plural] uk   /ˈæl.ɡiː/ us  
very simple, usually small plants that grow in or near water and do not have ordinary leaves or roots
Translations of “algae”
in Spanish Alga…
in French algues…
in German die Algen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水藻, 藻類…
in Russian водоросли…
in Turkish su yosunu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水藻, 藻类…
in Polish glon, glony…
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