from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous carnivorous plants of the genus Pinguicula, having a rosette of basal leaves that are coated with a sticky secretion that traps small insects for digestion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the genus Pinguicula.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of low herbs (Pinguicula) having simple leaves which secrete from their glandular upper surface a viscid fluid, to which insects adhere, after which the margin infolds and the insects are digested by the plant. The species are found mostly in the North Temperate zone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name common to the species of Pinguicula.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects
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