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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.
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Also called dew plant, rosa solis.

Origin of sundew

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