stonewort


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stone·wort

 (stōn′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of various submerged aquatic algae of the family Characeae that are frequently encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits and have nodes with whorled, filamentlike branchlets.

stonewort

(ˈstəʊnˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any of various green algae of the genus Chara, which grow in brackish or fresh water and have jointed fronds encrusted with lime

stone•wort

(ˈstoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any of a group of freshwater green algae, of the class Charophyceae, with plantlike growth.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stonewort - any of various submerged aquatic algae of the genus Chara having nodes with whorled filamentlike branches; usually encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits
chlorophyte, green algae - algae that are clear green in color; often growing on wet ricks or damp wood or the surface of stagnant water
Characeae, family Characeae - green algae superficially resembling horsetail ferns: stoneworts
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