plural noun Cha·ra·ce·ae \kəˈrāsēˌē\

Definition of Characeae

  1. :  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


\-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of characeae

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

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