conferva definition

  • noun:
    • An unbranched slim green freshwater alga.
    • Any unbranched, slim, green plant of this fresh-water algae. The word is generally found in a wider feeling.
    • A genus when the older botanists put many extremely heterogeneous species of filamentous cryptogams.
    • [lowercase; pl. confervæ (-vē).] The common title of plants of this genus.
    • any one of various algae of the genus Tribonema; algae with branching filaments that kind scum in nevertheless or stagnant fresh water

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