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 (stōn′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
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.


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


(ˈstoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

any of a group of freshwater green algae, of the class Charophyceae, with plantlike growth.
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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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'Among submerged macrophytes, Chara vulgaris (common stonewort) had higher relative frequency followed by Potamogeton distinctus.' Through the study, Dr Lakshmy recorded Potamogeton distinctus, a species that had been misidentified for decades by earlier researchers, as new to Oman and the Arabian Peninsula.
Look down into the clear water to see the billowing green mats of rare stonewort and, if you're lucky, a pike.
Researchers have used microscopic evidence to identify associated plant species such as gyrogonites, the fossilized female reproductive structures of some stonewort species (Detriche et al., 2009), and pollen content (Preece and Day, 1994).
Many British Stonewort species are under threat due to water pollution as they are very sensitive to nitrates and phosphates.
Referees Tom Darnels, Moray Hansen and Michael Hicks will be joined by linesmen Scott Daltonism, Andy Dayton, Gordon Party and Paul Stonewort. The decisions on which officials will be on the ice for each game is yet to be made.