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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of cellular cryptogamous plants, natural order Characeæ (which see).
  • noun [I. c.] A plant of this genus.
  • noun The name of the southernmost of the two hounds in the constellation Canes Venatici.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of flowerless plants, having articulated stems and whorled branches. They flourish in wet places.

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  • noun green algae common in freshwater lakes of limestone districts

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