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A freshwater plant with whorls of slender leaves, related to green algae. Many kinds become encrusted with chalky deposits, giving them a stony feel.
- ‘Evidence for this is provided by stoneworts, highly specialised and complex algae that are often called the ‘coal-mine canaries of the plant world’.’
- ‘Spirogyra, stoneworts, and desmids are all members of this fresh-water group of ‘green algae’.’
- ‘The Charales, commonly known as stoneworts or brittleworts, flourish in fresh and brackish water habitats throughout the world.’
- ‘This is Chara, commonly called muskgrass or stonewort.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.