noun, plural con·fer·vae [kon-fur-vee] /kɒnˈfɜr vi/, con·fer·vas.
Origin of conferva
Related formscon·fer·val, con·fer·vous [kuh n-fur-vuh s] /kənˈfɜr vəs/, adjectivecon·fer·void [kon-fur-void] /kɒnˈfɜr vɔɪd/, adjective, noun
Examples from the Web for conferva
The consequence has been an excessive growth of a conferva which is indigenous to these lakes and confined to them.
In the stomach of C. balnaris I found a considerable quantity of a conferva, too much, I think, to have got in accidentally.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
Our mass of conferva turns out to contain one of the most elegant species.
Polyps may be obtained at all times of the year by bringing home duckweed, conferva, and other water-plants from the ponds.
In the hottest water of the hot springs I collected three species of Conferva.Western Himalaya and Tibet|Thomas Thomson