[ ploo-stuhn, -ston ]
/ ˈplu stən, -stɒn /
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a buoyant mat of weeds, algae, and associated organisms that floats on or near the surface of a lake, river, or other body of fresh water.
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Origin of pleuston
OTHER WORDS FROM pleustonpleus·ton·ic [ploo-ston-ik], /pluˈstɒn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pleuston
/ (ˈpluːstən, -stɒn) /
a mass of small organisms, esp algae, floating at the surface of shallow pools
Word Origin for pleuston
C20: from Greek pleusis sailing, from plein to sail; for form, compare plankton
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