sundew plant

sundew plant
any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution
Syn: ↑sundew, ↑daily dew
Hypernyms: ↑carnivorous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Drosera, ↑genus Drosera

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  • Sundew — Sun dew , n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Drosera, low bog plants whose leaves are beset with pediceled glands which secrete a viscid fluid that glitters like dewdrops and attracts and detains insects. After an insect is caught, the glands curve …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sundew — ► NOUN ▪ a small carnivorous plant of boggy places, with leaves bearing sticky hairs for trapping insects …   English terms dictionary

  • Sundew — Taxobox name = Drosera image width = 250px image caption = Drosera tokaiensis regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Droseraceae genus = Drosera genus authority = L. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • sundew — /sun dooh , dyooh /, n. any of several small, carnivorous bog plants of the genus Drosera, having sticky hairs that trap insects. Also called dew plant, rosa solis. [1570 80; < D sondauw (cf. G Sonnentau), trans. of L ros solis dew of the sun] *… …   Universalium

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  • sundew — noun a small carnivorous plant of boggy places, with leaves bearing sticky hairs for trapping insects. [Genus Drosera: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • sundew — n. any small insect consuming bog plant of the family Droseraceae, esp. of the genus Drosera with hairs secreting drops of moisture …   Useful english dictionary

  • carnivorous plant — noun plants adapted to attract and capture and digest primarily insects but also other small animals • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑pitcher plant, ↑sundew, ↑sundew plant, ↑daily dew, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dew plant — sundew. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

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