Definition of blanket weed in English:

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blanket weed

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)
Example sentences
  • 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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