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bladderwort


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  {Ascidium}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bladderwort 
  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 




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