noun Date: circa 1805 any of a genus (Ceratophyllum of the family Ceratophyllaceae) of rootless thin-stemmed aquatic monoecious herbs with female flowers having a single carpel

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hornwort — [hôrn′wʉrt΄] n. [after ModL Ceratophyllum: see CERATO & PHYLL] any of a genus (Ceratophyllum) of long, rootless waterlilies of the hornwort family submerged in lakes and slow moving streams and having whorls of finely divided leaves adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • Hornwort — Horn wort , n. (Bot.) An aquatic plant ({Ceratophyllum}), with finely divided leaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hornwort — This is an article about the non vascular plants. The name Hornwort is also often applied to an aquatic plant Ceratophyllum demersum in the family Ceratophyllaceae Taxobox fossil range = fossil range|90Upper Cretaceous (but see text) to recent… …   Wikipedia

  • hornwort — paprastoji nertis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nertinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ceratophyllum demersum), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Afrikoje ir Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ceratophyllum demersum angl. common hornwort;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • hornwort — nertis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Nertinių (Ceratophyllaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Ceratophyllum). atitikmenys: lot. Ceratophyllum angl. coontail; hornwort; morassweed vok. Hornblatt; Hornkraut; Igellock rus. роголистник lenk. rogatek …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • hornwort — /hawrn werrt , wawrt /, n. any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum, found in ponds and slow streams. [1795 1805; HORN + WORT2] * * * Any member of four to six genera of creeping annual or perennial plants of the class Anthocerotopsida.… …   Universalium

  • hornwort — noun A bryophyte with a leafless thallus characterized by a dominant gametophyte stage of the life cycle and a sporophyte stage shaped like a horn …   Wiktionary

  • hornwort — adj. grew horns, horned, betrayed by one s partner, cheated on by one s husband or wife n. plant that grows in ponds and rivers from the Ceratophyllum family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hornwort — noun a submerged aquatic plant with narrow forked leaves that become translucent and horny as they age. [Cratophyllum demersum and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hornwort — horn•wort [[t]ˈhɔrnˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln any of several rootless aquatic herbs of the genus Ceratophyllum, having finely dissected, whorled leaves …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”