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blanketweed

Syllabification: blan·ket·weed
Pronunciation: /ˈblaNGkətˌwēd
 
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Definition of blanketweed in English:

noun

A common green freshwater alga that forms long unbranched filaments. It can be a problem in overenriched water and garden ponds.
  • Genus Spirogyra, phylum Chlorophyta, kingdom Plantae (or 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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