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stonewort

[stohn-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈstoʊnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
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.
Origin of stonewort
1575-1585
1575-85; stone + wort2
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British Dictionary definitions for stonewort

stonewort

/ˈstəʊnˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
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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