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


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

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sundew

/ (ˈsʌnˌdjuː) /


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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