rock snot


Definition of 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 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, "These 8 Aquatic Invasive Species are Threatening Fisheries Across the U.S.," 7 Feb. 2020

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2005, in the meaning defined above

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“Rock snot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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