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drosera

[dros-er-uh] /ˈdrɒs ər ə/
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1.
any of several insectivorous plants of the genus Drosera, having leaves covered with sticky hairs, comprising the sundews.
Origin of drosera
< New Latin (Linnaeus), the genus name < Greek droserá, feminine of droserós dewy, equivalent to drós(os) dew + -eros adj. suffix
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