stonewort

[ stohn-wurt, -wawrt ]

noun
  1. any of a plantlike group of green algae constituting the class Charophyceae, having a jointed body frequently encrusted with lime and usually attached to the bottom in fresh water.

Origin of stonewort

1
First recorded in 1575–85; stone + wort2

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British Dictionary definitions for stonewort

stonewort

/ (ˈstəʊnˌwɜːt) /


noun
  1. any of various green algae of the genus Chara, which grow in brackish or fresh water and have jointed fronds encrusted with lime

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