Lentibulariaceae

plural noun

Len·​tib·​u·​lar·​i·​a·​ce·​ae
(ˌ)len‧ˌtibyəˌla(a)rēˈāsēˌē
: a family of insectivorous aquatic or bog herbs (order Polemoniales) having irregular flowers and capsular fruits see bladderwort, pinguicula , utricularia
lentibulariaceous
(¦)⸗¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦āshəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Lentibularia, type genus (probably irregular from Latin lent-, lens lentil + tubulus small tube, diminutive of tubus tube) + -aceae

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“Lentibulariaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lentibulariaceae. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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