Stonewort
Stonewort Stone"wort`, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Chara; -- so called because they are often incrusted with carbonate of lime. See {Chara}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stonewort — [stōn′wʉrt΄] n. any of a class (Charophyceae) of green algae with jointed axes and whorled branches, usually covered with lime …   English World dictionary

  • stonewort — /stohn werrt , wawrt /, n. 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. [1575 85; STONE + WORT2] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • stonewort — noun Date: 1816 any of various freshwater green algae (order Charales) that have a thallus differentiated into rhizoids and stems with whorls of branchlets and that are often encrusted with calcareous deposits …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stonewort — noun Any of various complex algae of the family Characeae, known for being branched and having enclosed egg cells …   Wiktionary

  • stonewort — noun a freshwater plant related to green algae, with whorls of slender leaves sometimes encrusted with chalky deposits. [Chara and other genera.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • stonewort — stone•wort [[t]ˈstoʊnˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any of a group of freshwater green algae, of the class Charophyceae, with plantlike growth • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • stonewort — /ˈstoʊnwɜt/ (say stohnwert) noun a green alga of the class Charophyceae, having a jointed plant body frequently encrusted with lime and usually growing in fresh water. {stone + wort2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • stonewort — n. 1 = stone parsley. 2 any plant of the genus Chara, with a calcareous deposit on the stem …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chara hispida — Gyrogonite Gy*rog o*nite (j[i^]*r[o^]g [ o]*n[imac]t), n. [Gr. gy^ros circle, ring + go nos fruit.] (Paleon.) The petrified fruit of the {Chara hispida}, a species of stonewort. See {Stonewort}. Lyell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gyrogonite — Gy*rog o*nite (j[i^]*r[o^]g [ o]*n[imac]t), n. [Gr. gy^ros circle, ring + go nos fruit.] (Paleon.) The petrified fruit of the {Chara hispida}, a species of stonewort. See {Stonewort}. Lyell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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