bladderwort family

blad′derwort fam`ily
n.
pln a family, Lentibulariaceae, of mostly carnivorous aquatic plants that usu. have threadlike leaves with bladders or sticky leaves in a basal rosette

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bladderwort — noun Date: circa 1815 any of a genus (Utricularia of the family Lentibulariaceae, the bladderwort family) of chiefly aquatic plants with leaves usually having insect trapping bladders …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Utricularia resupinata — ID 86892 Symbol Key UTRE Common Name lavender bladderwort Family Lentibulariaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA,… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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