Definition of blanket weed in English:

blanket weed

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A common green freshwater alga which forms long unbranched filaments, sometimes becoming a problem in over-enriched water and garden ponds.
    • Genus Spirogyra, division Chlorophyta (or phylum Chlorophyta, kingdom Protista)
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    • Back at home, one of our chores this week has been scooping blanket weed out of the pond.
    • The shade from the lily pads and the maple was sufficient to keep down the slimy blanket weed that was threatening to fill the pond earlier in the season.
    • He does admit that blanket weed can be a nuisance with newly installed ponds, particularly towards the end of a hot summer.

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