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stonewort

[ stohn-wurt, -wawrt ]
/ ˈstoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt /
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noun
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.
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Origin of stonewort

First recorded in 1575–85; stone + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for stonewort

stonewort
/ (ˈstəʊnˌwɜːt) /

noun
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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