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bladderwort

[blad-er-wurt, -wawrt] /ˌblæd ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Utricularia, including aquatic, terrestrial, and epiphytic forms throughout the world.
Origin of bladderwort
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; bladder + wort2
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  • The bladderwort, reputed common on these marshes, seems to have become much scarcer than it was twenty years back.

  • The general idea of the bladderwort is exactly that of the eel-pots so common in some parts of the Thames.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
  • One of the most curious enemies of our freshwater fishes is a small floating water-weed, the bladderwort.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • Built on a very different model is the bladderwort, busy in stagnant ponds near the sea coast from Nova Scotia to Texas.

  • As in the case of its cousinry a-land, the bladderwort at its leisure dines upon its prey.

British Dictionary definitions for bladderwort

bladderwort

/ˈblædəˌwɜːt/
noun
1.
any aquatic plant of the genus Utricularia, some of whose leaves are modified as small bladders to trap minute aquatic animals: family Lentibulariaceae
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