Definition of bladderwort in English:


Syllabification: blad·der·wort
Pronunciation: /ˈbladərˌwərt, -ˌwôrt


  • 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
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    • 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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