rock snot


: didymo
… one of the latest bodies of water to be infected with Didymosphenia geminata, a fast-spreading single-cell algae that is better known to fishermen and biologists around the world as rock snot.Anthony DePalma

Examples of rock snot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Northeast, neophyte invasivores face some unappetizing possibilities, like the zebra mussel (too little meat and too much salmonella) and the unpleasant and unwanted freshwater algae, Didymosphenia geminata, commonly called didymo, or, with absolutely no trace of affection, rock snot. Jennifer Welsh, Discover Magazine, 4 Jan. 2011 The blue-ribbon trout waters of the Rocky Mountain states and the smallmouth fisheries of the Pacific Northwest seem to be ground zero for rock snot in the U.S., but colonies have been found in several Eastern rivers, too. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, 7 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

2005, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rock snot was in 2005

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“Rock snot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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