bladderwort

noun
blad·​der·​wort | \ ˈbla-dər-ˌwərt How to pronounce bladderwort (audio) , -ˌwȯrt \

Definition of bladderwort

: any of a genus (Utricularia of the family Lentibulariaceae, the bladderwort family) of chiefly aquatic plants having leaves with tiny saclike structures to trap small invertebrates

Examples of bladderwort in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But flowers with pollen concealed within their petals, such as the common bladderwort, decreased their UV pigment as temperatures went up—regardless of whether ozone levels changed. Lucy Hicks, Science | AAAS, "Flowers are changing their colors to adapt to climate change," 28 Sep. 2020 In puddle-deep tracks next to the levees the endless squiggles of Florida bladderwort, an aquatic plant, kept looking like snakes, and weren’t. Gena Steffens, Smithsonian, "The Snakes That Ate Florida," 11 July 2019 In puddle-deep tracks next to the levees the endless squiggles of Florida bladderwort, an aquatic plant, kept looking like snakes, and weren’t. Gena Steffens, Smithsonian, "The Snakes That Ate Florida," 11 July 2019 The zoo will also have carnivorous plants such as Venus flytrap, pitcher plant and bladderwort. James Ewinger, cleveland.com, "Curious Creatures are the Akron Zoo's latest stars (photos, video)," 24 May 2017 Throughout its evolutionary history, the bladderwort acquired its curated genetic possessions in a couple of ways. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "Genetic Tidying Up Made Humped Bladderworts Into Carnivorous Plants," 19 May 2017 Another unusual resident of Mud Pond is the lesser bladderwort, found at only three other sites in New Jersey. USA TODAY, "Rare wildflower blooms in only one place on Earth – New Jersey," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of bladderwort

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Bladderwort.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bladderwort. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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