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Definition: Bladder nut
(bl[a^]d"d[~e]r), n. [OE. bladder, bleddre,
AS. bl[=ae]dre, bl[=ae]ddre; akin to Icel. bla[eth]ra, SW.
bl["a]ddra, Dan. bl[ae]re, D. blaar, OHG. bl[=a]tara the
bladder in the body of animals, G. blatter blister, bustule;
all fr. the same root as AS. bl[=a]wan, E. blow, to puff. See
1. (Anat.) A bag or sac in animals, which serves as the
receptacle of some fluid; as, the urinary bladder; the
gall bladder; -- applied especially to the urinary
bladder, either within the animal, or when taken out and
inflated with air.
2. Any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or
a thin, watery fluid.
3. (Bot.) A distended, membranaceous pericarp.
4. Anything inflated, empty, or unsound. “To swim with
bladders of philosophy.”
, or Bladder tree
(Bot.), a genus of plants
) with bladderlike seed pods.
(Bot.), a genus of low herbs (Vesicaria
inflated seed pods.
(Bot.), a genus of shrubs (Colutea
membranaceous, inflated pods.
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of any species of
), found in the flesh or other parts
of animals. See Measle
(Bot.), the common black rock weed of the
seacoast (Fucus nodosus
and Fucus vesiculosus
called also bladder tangle
. See Wrack