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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.
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(Plants) 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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blad•der•wort(ˌblæd ərˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt)
any aquatic, terrestrial, or epiphytic plant of the genus Utricularia, having threadlike leaves bearing many small bladders.
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|Noun||1.||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 animals|
carnivorous plant - plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals
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