utricularia

noun utric·u·lar·ia \yü‧ˌtrikyəˈla(a)rēə\

Definition of utricularia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large widely distributed genus of aquatic plants (family Lentibulariaceae) having saclike ascidia that serve as animal traps, floating stems with finely dissected leaves, and scapose often showy flowers with a very irregular spurred bilabiate corolla

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Utricularia

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of utricularia

New Latin, from Latin utriculus small bag + New Latin -aria


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up utricularia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!