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conferva


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conferva  \Con*fer"va\,  n.;  pl  {Conferv[ae]}.  [L.,  a  kind  of 
  water  plant.  See  {Comfrey}.]  (Bot.) 
  Any  unbranched,  slender,  green  plant  of  the  fresh-water 
  algae.  The  word  is  frequently  used  in  a  wider  sense 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conferva 
  n  :  any  of  various  algae  of  the  genus  Tribonema;  algae  with 
  branching  filaments  that  form  scum  in  still  or  stagnant 
  fresh  water 




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