Meaning of CHARACEAE in English

kəˈrāsēˌē noun plural

Usage: capitalized

Etymology: New Latin, from Chara, type genus + -aceae

: a family of aquatic green algae (order Charales) comprising the stoneworts, resembling the horsetails in general appearance, and having jointed stems with whorls of slender branchlike leaves at the joints — see chara , nitella

• char·a·ceous -shəs adjective

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