utricularia

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

Definition of utricularia

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 plural -s : any plant of the genus Utricularia

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History and Etymology for utricularia

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

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“Utricularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/utricularia. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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