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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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 shallow, clear water, with the sunlight playing on the surface, allowed the rays to filter down through the ripples, at times dousing the lush green stonewort beds in sparkling, dancing light spots; plant reflections in the mirrored under-surface of the water - it was beautiful, at times eerie and surreal.