bladderwort

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blad·der·wort

 (blăd′ər-wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of various carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia, inhabiting wetlands or aquatic habitats and having small urn-shaped bladders that trap and digest minute insects and crustaceans.

bladderwort

(ˈblædəˌwɜːt)
n
(Plants) any aquatic plant of the genus Utricularia, some of whose leaves are modified as small bladders to trap minute aquatic animals: family Lentibulariaceae

blad•der•wort

(ˌblæd ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)

n.
any aquatic, terrestrial, or epiphytic plant of the genus Utricularia, having threadlike leaves bearing many small bladders.
[1805–15]
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Noun1.bladderwort - any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animalsbladderwort - any of numerous aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia some of whose leaves are modified as small urn-shaped bladders that trap minute aquatic animals
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
genus Utricularia, Utricularia - bladderworts: large genus of aquatic carnivorous plants; cosmopolitan in distribution