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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure;
[syn: bladderwrack, black rockweed, bladder fucus, tang, Fucus vesiculosus]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bladder \Blad"der\ (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[aum]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 Blow to puff.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Any vesicle or blister, especially if filled with air, or a thin, watery fluid. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) A distended, membranaceous pericarp. [1913 Webster] 4. Anything inflated, empty, or unsound. "To swim with bladders of philosophy." --Rochester. [1913 Webster] Bladder nut, or Bladder tree (Bot.), a genus of plants (Staphylea) with bladderlike seed pods. Bladder pod (Bot.), a genus of low herbs (Vesicaria) with inflated seed pods. Bladdor senna (Bot.), a genus of shrubs (Colutea), with membranaceous, inflated pods. Bladder worm (Zool.), the larva of any species of tapeworm (T[ae]nia), found in the flesh or other parts of animals. See Measle, Cysticercus. Bladder wrack (Bot.), the common black rock weed of the seacoast (Fucus nodosus and Fucus vesiculosus) -- called also bladder tangle. See Wrack. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Fucus vesiculosus n 1: a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure [syn: bladderwrack, black rockweed, bladder fucus, tang, Fucus vesiculosus]