bladderwort definition

  • noun:
    • some of various mostly aquatic carnivorous plants regarding the genus Utricularia, having small, specific, urn-shaped bladders that trap moment insects and crustaceans.
    • any one of many aquatic carnivorous flowers, of the genus Utricularia, having open bladders that pitfall minute insects and crustaceans.
    • A genus (Utricularia) of aquatic or marshy flowers, which bear numerous vesicles in divisions for the leaves. These serve as traps for minute pets. See ascidium.
    • The common name of members of the genus Utricularia, thin aquatic plants, the leaves of which tend to be furnished with floating-bladders. See Utricularia.
    • any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants associated with the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves tend to be altered as little urn-shaped bladders that trap min aquatic animals

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