Meaning of CHARA in English

ˈka(a)rə noun

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, a plant

1. capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Characeae) of plants common in freshwater lakes of limestone districts and usually having the central internodal cells of the stem, often encrusted with calcareous deposits, sheathed by smaller cells — see nitella

2. -s : any plant of the genus Chara

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