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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
any of a group of freshwater green algae, of the class Charophyceae, with plantlike growth.
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|Noun||1.||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