from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small order of macroscopic fresh and brackish water algae with a distinct axis; the stoneworts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of cryptogamous plants which contains the family Characeæ or Charaphyceæ only. See Characeæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small order of macroscopic fresh and brackish water algae with a distinct axis: stoneworts


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  • In the little shingle bay, with a small breakwater, where the boat was pulled up and chained, two men were standing in the water, throwing out a big, fine round net, catching the little silvery fish called charales, which flicked out of the brownish water sometimes like splinters of glass.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • Representative cuisine of the Pátzcuaro region includes important creations such as Tarascan soup, its famous white fish, tiny fish known as "charales," the unequalled flavor of ice cream known as "nieve de pasta," and the stew from Ario de Rosales known as "olla podrida."

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • The Mexicans do fish, mostly with nets, for charales which are minnow-like fish that are cooked (fried) whole and sold in little paper dishes much like a small order of french fries in the States.

    eating fish from the lake

  • Local fishermen have moved their boats to the new shoreline, and at an early hour every morning they are on the lake casting their nets for catfish, perch, charales and whitefish, which are almost translucent and are peculiar to this area.

    Chapala - Mexico's Shangri-la

  • At a recent food show in Uruapan, indigenous people from throughout the "Purepecha Meseta" prepared native foods such as atapakua de calabacita - a thick, green stew, charales (finger-sized fish), and another variation of the tamale, the chapata.

    Flavors of Mexico's Indigenous Kitchens The Purepecha of Michoacan

  • I ordered charales, a small kind of fish from the lake, fried whole and quite tasty.

    Comparing memories - tall buildings, Janitzio and a hamburger.

  • The lakes yielded a variety of fish, including whitefish and charales, as well as freshwater shrimp and ahuautli, aquatic insects known in English as "water boatmen" and scientifically as corixidae.

    The cuisine of Jalisco: la cocina tapatia

  • Severl of us have had the unpleasant experience of eating "aporeadillo de charales"; scrambled eggs with charales.

    I'd rather eat glass than....

  • As if it were, like the charales swimming, just a natural part of the lake life.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • A little farther along a man was wading slowly, stopping to throw his round net skilfully upon the water, then slowly stooping and gathering it in, picking out the tiny, glittery fish called charales.

    The Plumed Serpent


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