from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several insectivorous plants of the genus Drosera, growing in wet ground and having leaves covered with sticky hairs. Also called drosera.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a group of insectivorous plants in the genus Drosera that catch insects by sticky droplets ("dew") at the end of hairs on the leafs and grow in boggy ground all over the world.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the genus Drosera, low bog plants whose leaves are beset with pediceled glands which secrete a viscid fluid that glitters like dewdrops and attracts and detains insects. After an insect is caught, the glands curve inward like tentacles and the leaf digests it. Called also lustwort.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant of the genus Drosera.
- n. Any plant of the order Droseraceæ. Lindley.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various bog plants of the genus Drosera having leaves covered with sticky hairs that trap and digest insects; cosmopolitan in distribution
Obsolete Dutch sondauw (translation of Latin rōs sōlis, dew of the sun) : son, sun (from Middle Dutch sonne; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots) + dauw, dew (from Middle Dutch dau; see dheu-1 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
sun + dew (Wiktionary)