any of several small, carnivorous bog plants of the genus Drosera, having sticky hairs that trap insects.
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How to use sundew in a sentence
Such a plant is our common round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia, L.).
Closely related to the sundew is the Venus fly-trap (Diona muscipula, Ellis).
If some sundew (Drosera) can be obtained and kept in the schoolroom, it will supply material for many interesting experiments.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf | Jane H. Newell
The upper face of the leaves of the common species of Drosera, or sundew, is beset with stout bristles, having a glandular tip.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
Weve found some sundew and two ferns I dont know, as well as all sorts of other things, she announced.The Protector | Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for sundew
any of several bog plants of the genus Drosera, having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects: family Droseraceae
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