Definition of Hornwort

1. Noun. Any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum; forms submerged masses in ponds and slow-flowing streams.




2. Noun. Liverworts with slender hornlike capsules.
Group relationships: Anthocerotales, Order Anthocerotales
Generic synonyms: Hepatic, Liverwort

Definition of Hornwort

1. n. An aquatic plant (Ceratophyllum), with finely divided leaves.

Definition of Hornwort

1. Noun. A bryophyte with a leafless thallus characterized by a dominant gametophyte stage of the life cycle and a sporophyte stage shaped like a horn. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hornwort

1. an aquatic herb [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hornwort

1. An aquatic plant (Ceratophyllum), with finely divided leaves. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hornwort

hornsnakes
hornstone
hornstones
hornswoggle
hornswoggled
hornswoggler
hornswogglers
hornswoggles
hornswoggling
horntail
horntails
hornwork
hornworks
hornworms
hornwort (current term)
hornworts
hornwrack
horoball

Literary usage of Hornwort

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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"One or possibly two species, widely distributed in fresh water. i. Ceratophyllum demersum L. hornwort. (Fig. 1536. ..."

2. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"The hornwort retains its shape and color and also signs of life through the ... The hornwort is one of the most familiar plants to dwellers about lakes and ..."

3. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1853)
"There are, in our streams, two species of hornwort, very similar in their general appearance. The kind here represented is a very common plant in slow ..."

4. Journal of the Sanitary Institute by Sanitary Institute (Great Britain) (1899)
"The plants look fresh, except the hornwort. The plants available were : — hornwort ... hornwort appears dead. Cara very much faded. May 26th. ..."

5. The flora of Harrow by James Cosmo Melvill (1876)
"E. (hornwort TRIBE.) CERATOPHYLLUM. (hornwort.) 1. C. demersum. L. (Common hornwort.) Streams and ditches. 6, 7. Harrow Fond, stagnant ponds at ..."

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