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any of various plants of the genus Utricularia, including aquatic, terrestrial, and epiphytic forms throughout the world.
Historical Examples

The Call of the Wildflower Henry S. Salt
Poachers and Poaching John Watson
Little Masterpieces of Science: Various
The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
Little Masterpieces of Science: Various

any aquatic plant of the genus Utricularia, some of whose leaves are modified as small bladders to trap minute aquatic animals: family Lentibulariaceae


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