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  1. like or resembling a bladder.
  2. inflated.
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Origin of bladdery

First recorded in 1785–95; bladder + -y1
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Examples from the Web for bladdery

Historical Examples

  • Fruit rounded, bladdery, 3-celled, few-seeded pods; ripe in autumn.

    Trees of the Northern United States

    Austin C. Apgar

  • Bullate, appearing as if blistered or bladdery (from bulla, a bubble).

  • In the words of Dr. Gray, "The fruit is a globular dry berry, enclosed by a five-parted, bladdery inflated calyx."

    Seed Dispersal

    William J. Beal

  • It was a mass of bladdery seaweed that the returning tide was wafting slowly to the shore.

  • Bloodless and bladdery things ran hither and thither noiselessly.