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bladderwort Explained

bladderwort at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of about 120 widespread species of terrestrial and aquatic carnivorous plants of the genus Utricularia (family Lentibulariaceae). They are characterized by small hollow sacs (bladders) that actively capture and digest tiny animals that touch them, incl. insect larvae, aquatic worms, water fleas, and other small swimmers. Closely related to the bladderworts are the butterworts (Pinguicula), 35 species of land plants that capture insects by means of sticky glands on the leaf surfaces.

Bladderwort at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bladderwort \Blad"der*wort`\, n. (Bot.)
A genus ({Utricularia}) of aquatic or marshy plants, which
usually bear numerous vesicles in the divisions of the
leaves. These serve as traps for minute animals. See

bladderwort at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : 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

bladderwort at English (WD) Of Explained:

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Inter: en-noun » -|s
  • Any of many aquatic carnivorous plants, of the genus Inter: taxlink » Utricularia|genus, that have open bladders that trap minute insects and crustaceans.


    Inter: trans-top » Utricularia
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|utriculaire|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Wasserschlauch|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|pływacz|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » bladderwort
    Translation: zh » bladderwort