Definition of Porphyra
1. Noun. A genus of protoctist.
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Genus
Group relationships: Bangiaceae, Family Bangiaceae
Member holonyms: Laver, Red Laver
Lexicographical Neighbors of Porphyra
Literary usage of Porphyra
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Paxton's Botanical Dictionary: Comprising the Names, History, and Culture of by Joseph Paxton (1868)
"From porphyra, purple, and koina, head ; in allusion to the purple heads of ... From porphyra, purple ; the colour of the species. Linn. 24, Or. 7, Nat. ..."
2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1900)
"PROCEEDIN CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES THIRD VOL. II, No. 6 An Account of the Species of Porphyra Found on the Pacific Coast of North America . ..."
3. The Vegetable Materia Medica of Western India by William Dymock (1885)
"... seaweed grows on rocks in the sea at Manora, Sind, and is administered in scrofulous diseases. Porphyra vulgaris, Ay. Manora rocks, Sind, Vern.—Las. ..."