Nostoc commune
Nostoc Nos"toc, prop. n. [F.] (Bot.) A genus of alg[ae]. The plants are composed of moniliform cells imbedded in a gelatinous substance. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Nostoc commune} is found on the ground, and is ordinarily not seen; but after a rain it swells up into a conspicuous jellylike mass, which was formerly supposed to have fallen from the sky, whence the popular names, {fallen star} and {star jelly}. Also called {witches' butter}. [1913 Webster]


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