waterwheel plant

noun
floating aquatic carnivorous perennial of central and southern Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia having whorls of 6 to 9 leaves ending in hinged lobes for capturing e.g. water fleas
Hypernyms: ↑carnivorous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Aldrovanda, ↑genus Aldrovanda

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