drosera

[ dros-er-uh ]
/ ˈdrɒs ər ə /
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noun

any of several insectivorous plants of the genus Drosera, having leaves covered with sticky hairs, comprising the sundews.

Nearby words

  1. dropsley,
  2. dropsonde,
  3. dropsy,
  4. dropt,
  5. dropwort,
  6. droshky,
  7. drosky,
  8. drosometer,
  9. drosophila,
  10. dross

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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