from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various submerged aquatic algae of the genus Chara that are frequently encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits and have nodes with whorled, filamentlike branches.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various complex algae of the family Characeae, known for being branched and having enclosed egg cells.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Chara; -- so called because they are often incrusted with carbonate of lime. See chara.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Chara: so called from the calcareous deposits which frequently occur on the stems.
- n. Sometimes, the stone-parsley, Sison Amomum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various submerged aquatic algae of the genus Chara having nodes with whorled filamentlike branches; usually encrusted with calcium carbonate deposits
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