sundew

[ suhn-doo, -dyoo ]
/ ˈsʌnˌdu, -ˌdyu /
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noun

any of several small, carnivorous bog plants of the genus Drosera, having sticky hairs that trap insects.

Nearby words

  1. sunday, billy,
  2. sunday-go-to-meeting,
  3. sundays,
  4. sunder,
  5. sunderland,
  6. sundial,
  7. sundog,
  8. sundown,
  9. sundowner,
  10. sundress

Origin of sundew

1570–80; < Dutch sondauw (compare German Sonnentau), translation of Latin rōs sōlis dew of the sun

Also called dew plant, rosa solis.

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British Dictionary definitions for sundew

sundew

/ (ˈsʌnˌdjuː) /

noun

any of several bog plants of the genus Drosera, having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects: family Droseraceae

Word Origin for sundew

C16: translation of Latin ros solis

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