plural noun
Cha·​ra·​ce·​ae | \ kəˈrāsēˌē \

Definition of Characeae

: 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

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Other Words from Characeae

characeous \ -​shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Characeae

borrowed from New Latin, from Chara chara + -aceae -aceae

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“Characeae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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