Star jelly


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(Bot.) any one of several gelatinous plants (Nostoc commune, N. edule, etc.). See Nostoc.

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Nostoc is also referred to as star jelly, witch's eggs, mare's eggs, and facai.
Walkers have been left baffled by the quivering, translucent mass, nicknamed Star Jelly because it reputedly fell to Earth from meteors.
It was thought it could be star jelly, the alleged remnants of a meteorite shower, but so far scientists have failed to establish exactly what it is.