Definition of bladderwort in English:

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bladderwort

Pronunciation: /ˈbladərwərt/
/ˈbladərˌwôrt/

noun

An aquatic plant of north temperate regions with small air-filled bladders that keep the plant afloat and trap tiny animals that provide additional nutrients.
  • Genus Utricularia, family Lentibulariaceae.
Example sentences
  • Lakes and ponds have buttonbush, pickerel weed, horned bladderwort and water milfoil growing in the water.
  • The bladderwort's lavender flowers adorn a stalk that may rise six feet above its tank.
  • Yellow dock root and an herb appropriately named bladderwort also reduce the chances of getting calcium stones, although science hasn't discovered exactly why.

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Syllabification: blad·der·wort

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