Confervous Con*fer"vous, a. Pertaining to confervae; consisting of, or resembling, the confervae. [1913 Webster]

Yon exiguous pool's confervous scum. --O. W. Holmes. [1913 Webster]

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  • conferva — conferval, confervous /keuhn ferr veuhs/, adj. confervoid /kon ferr voyd/, adj., n. /kon ferr veuh/, n., pl. confervae / vee/, confervas. any simple filamentous green algae, many of which were formerly classified in the genus Conferva. [1630 40;… …   Universalium

  • conferva —   n. greenish algae on surface of stagnant water.    ♦ conferval,    ♦ confervoid,    ♦ confervous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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